31 Mar 2017

The South African Table Tennis Board has named the 12 player strong team for the 2017 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships to be staged in Tunis from Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th April.

Notably, seven members, who played at the Sun International 2016 World Junior Championships staged last some four months ago in Cape Town, feature in the selection.

by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa, Press Officer

In the Junior Girls’ Team Lekeasha Johnson, Keshmika Sivnarain and Simeen Mookrey are once again in action; the new name being Pumza Makiva.

Similarly, in the Junior Boys’ Team, Zakeer Moosa, Ezile Ndwabasini and Cade Peters retain their places; the debutant is Prahlad Nair.

Meanwhile, in the Cadet Girls’ Team, Mushfiquh Kalam, only 14 years old, the youngest player on duty in the South African Team at the Sun International 2016 World Junior Championships is included for the Tunis visit. She partners newcomer Kiara Naidoo.

One new name in the Cadet Girls’ Team selection, for the Cadet Boys Team, it is two; Yukail Naidoo and Kivesh Sivnarain will fly the flag of South Africa,

According to Clement Meyer, South African Table Tennis Board Vice President responsible for coaching, the selection of the players was based on rigorous trials.

The trials were held at the Goodwood Sports Club in Cape Town from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th March.

African Championships 2017 African Junior & Cadet Championships Simeen Mookrey Lekeasha Johnson. Keshmika Sivnarain Cade Peters Zakeer Moosa Mushfiquh Kalam Ezile Ndwabasini

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