26 Jun 2017

Impressive at the 2016 ITTF African Championships staged last October in the Moroccan city of Agadir, when he reached the quarter-final stage of the Men’s Singles event before losing to Egypt’s El-Sayed Lashin, Tunisia’s Thameur Mamia is seeking to repeat that form at the forthcoming 2017 ITTF African Cup.

A three day tournament, play starts on Saturday 1st July.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Notably the tournament will be played at very same venue in Agadir as the 2016 ITTF African Championships; it will be familiar surroundings.

Thameur Mamia spoke to Olalekan Okusan, the ITTF-Africa Press Officer

After having made a meaningful impression at the 2016 African Championships by reaching the quarter-finals, I still want to progress and reach a semi-final.  I think I’m well prepared for this competition and I hope to win a medal if possible.

Recently, I participated in a training camp in Bordeaux with my club. I am now practising in Tunis under the watchful eyes of our national head coach Mr. Ghazi Belkahia; therefore, I think that I am a strong challenger a medal in Agadir.

The Tunisian National Team has a really good young generation of both men and women. Now, I think that we can compete very seriously in team events but not yet in singles for gold medals.

I hope we can start aiming for the top prize in the Africa in the next two to three years.

2017 ITTF-Africa Cup Thameur Mamia

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