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Gold for Congo Brazzaville and Silver for Nigeria at All Africa Games
By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor


Bosse Kaffo defeated by Fen Yang in the Women's Singles final in Alger  Photo By: Mariann Domonkos

7/22/2007        2007 9th All Africa Games (Click here to access this section)

Congo Brazzaville’s Fen Yang won the Women’s Singles title in the table tennis events at the All Africa Games on Saturday 21st July 2007 beating Bosse Kaffo in the final.

Feng Yang won 11-5, 11-6, 11-4, 11-8 having overcome two further Nigerians on her route to the final; in the quarters she overcame Offiong Edem in a contest that proved to her closest examination before recording a more comfortable penultimate stage win against Cecilia Offiong.

She defeated Offiong Edem 8-11, 13-11, 11-3, 14-12, 11-13, 6-11, 11-8 and Cecilia Offiong 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7.

Meanwhile, at the same stages Bosse Kaffo had accounted for Tunisia’s Nesrine Belkhaia 11-4, 9-11, 11-2, 11-3, 11-6 and Nigeria’s Funke Oshonaike 11-3, 12-10, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6.

Nigeria’s Cecilia Offiong gained third place ahead of Nigeria’s Funke Oshonaike.

First Time
The final was the first time that Nigeria and Congo Brazzaville had faced each other in an All Africa Games table tennis gold medal contest; such competition can only be good for the sport of table tennis in the continent.

In recent years a great deal of effort has been made in Congo Brazzaville to promote table tennis with their players showing fine form at the African Championships earlier in the year; their growing band of juniors being increasingly impressive.

Hard Work
A promising future for Africa, a successful conclusion to the 9th All Africa Games and due reward for the hard working Organising Committee.

Ezzeldin Talbi was very much the backbone of the Committee with Boualem Menguellat, the President of the Algerian Table Tennis Association leading by example.

All can reflect with pride on a job well done.



Jafar Yafsah the Executive Director of the 9th All African Games, Boualem Menguellat President of the Algeria Table Tennis Association, Adham Sharara President of the International Table Tennis Federation and Chérif Hajem President of the African Table Tennis Federation.


Photo by Khaled El Salhy

 

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