16th December, 2010
National player,Â Morufat Idris, is not happy with the dearth of tournaments in theÂ countryâ€™s table tennis scene.
Idris told P.M.Sports that if the local players are to be in their best form,Â tournaments like the Asoju Oba Championship should be organised regularly at theÂ national level.
The 42th edition of Asoju Oba tourney is ongoing at the Molade Okoya Indoor SportsÂ Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.
Morufat said the turnout at theÂ tourney is quite impressive this year and urgedÂ the organisers of the competition toÂ allow players from other states participate inÂ the subsequent competitions to give it a national outlook.
Morufat said: â€œSir Molade Okoya Thomas as a lover of sports has contributed to theÂ development of table tennis in the past 42 years, but he cannot do it alone.â€
She stated that it was the tourney that brought her into the limelight, and admittedÂ that there are talents all over the country that are even better than her butÂ doÂ not have the opportunity and exposure she hasÂ through the Asoju Oba competition.