22 Dec 2016

Nigeria's Segun Toriola, the role model for Africa and beyond, has been invited by the Kenya Table Tennis Association to lead an end of year training camp.

The 42 year old, four times winner of the Men’s Singles title at the African Games, is the named as the head coach for a four day training camp commencing on Tuesday 20th December.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor (Interviews by Olalekan Okusan)

Throughout, proceedings will be held in Nairobi; they will conclude on Christmas Eve.

“Africa’s most decorated table tennis player Segun Toriola is set to visit Kenya for a series of coaching sessions planned for Nairobi. Nigeria’s Toriola, who became the first athlete on the continent to qualify for a seventh appearance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, arrives in Nairobi in time for the end of year training camp”, Kenya Table Tennis Association

Andrew Mudibo, Chair of the Kenya Table Tennis Association, is very much the man at the helm of the initiative; very much hoping that players and coaches alike can benefit from the vast experience of Segun Toriola.

“As part of Tucheze Tebo initiative, we have invited Toriola to come and impart some vital table tennis techniques to our juniors and members of the national team as we prepare them for the new season”, Andrew Mudibo.

Tucheze Tebo is colloquial local term which means let’s play table tennis; it is a long term plan to develop high level players.

“Bringing in Toriola goes a long way in whipping up the enthusiasm of our young budding players some of who have aspired to follow in his footsteps. Toriola has always aspired to inspire young players and fits the bill in his end of year trip”, Andrew Mudibo.

Vast experience, over 25 years competing on the international scene; Segun Toriola made his debut at the World Championships in Chiba in 1991, the following he made his Olympic Games debut when he appeared in Barcelona.

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