About 300 gamers will slug it out because the 2021 Nigeria Desk Tennis Federation Nationwide Championships start on the Molade Okoya-Thomas Corridor of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday.
Talking on the match’s press convention on Monday, Chairman, NTTF Caretaker Committee, Ishaku Tikon, stated the match served as a possibility to establish abilities who would take over from the likes of Quadri Aruna, Funke Oshonaike, Olajide Omotayo and Segun Toriola.
“For the following 5 days from tomorrow, (in the present day), we’re going to be witnessing explosive contests among the many gamers and we consider we will establish extra Quadri Arunas, Olufunke Oshonaikes, Segun Toriolas, amongst others within the match.
“This competitors is one other avenue for our nationwide handlers to establish some abilities that may type the majority of our nationwide groups at junior and senior ranges and we hope we will use it once more to gauge the gamers when it comes to their rating.”
Match Director Tayo Adesoji stated, “We’re conscious of the standard of play in Edo and Abuja and for us, we need to proceed to boost the bar by staging the nationwide match in order that our gamers can showcase their abilities for the nationwide handlers to establish them.”
The match options 12 occasions, which incorporates cadet, U-21, senior and veterans and can run for 5 days, with a prize cash of N4.5m.