Atanda Musa praises the organizers of the 53rd Asoju-Oba Table Tennis Championship –

The event took place on December 1, 2021 at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State.

It will have players competing for honors in nine different categories.

An elated Musa, who dominated competition in the 1980s and 1990s, said the championships continued to live up to expectations.

Musa, who also represented Nigeria at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics, said the event will continue to give Laura the opportunity to continue her starring career.

He said: “I am proud of what I see.

“It’s not that far-fetched like when I was a young player.

“Indeed, the sponsors and the organizers have gained good reputation globally.

“For the future of these young players, I want the state association to look into areas of employment for former players who can serve as coaches and unfortunately currently unemployed.

“If used, they will go a long way in pushing players to be more determined and disciplined for better results.”

In the first round matches, Balogun Taiwo advanced to the next round after beating Kuti on Sunday in straight sets.

Moreover, Ibrahim Olamidipupo was too smart for Shoyoye Hammed, whom he beat in straight sets, while Osedunkwu Joseph beat Ogunsakin Okikiola three to one to also advance.

The second round games continue as the seeds go head-to-head with young players determined to write their names in the history books.

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