16 Feb 2018

Present on the 2017 ITTF World Junior Circuit in Tunisia, Egypt and Italy, as well at the end of the year on duty at the World Junior Championships in the Riva del Garda; Abir Haj Salah is now not only a valued member of the Tunisian junior team: increasingly the 17 year old is vital to senior team success.

Alongside Safa Saidani, who competed in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Abir Hadj Salah is listed amongst the entries for the forthcoming 2018 ITTF-Africa Top 16 tournament; play starts in the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi on Thursday 1st March and concludes on Saturday 3rd March.

by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa Press Officer

It is the teenager’s first appearance in the tournament and she has set a definitive goal.

“For now I am now 50 per cent ready for the tournament but before the competition I am sure I will be fully ready for the Kenyan contest. I hope I can get to the quarter-final of the competition. Apart from my personal target, I think that Tunisia can make it to the podium.”

My target is to try and win tough matches particularly against top rated players. I hope to enjoy every moment of the competition in Kenya.” Abir Haj Salah

Presently Abir Haj Salah is listed at no.480 on the Women’s World Rankings, colleague Safa Saidani is at no.1080.

2018 ITTF Africa Top 16

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