by Olalekan Okusan ITTF-Africa Press Officer
After several hours of deliberations, the Chair of Constitution Review Committee, Olabanji Oladapo urged delegates to vote and they all voted without exception for the adoption of the new Constitution.
Thomas Weikert pledged for ITTF support for the ATTF urging them to focus on the future of the sport.
“We need to work together for table tennis in the future and I hope we can move the sport forward.” Thomas Weikert
Similarly Steve Dainton explained that the ITTF would continue to support the continent while describing the adoption as historic and forward looking.
Meanwhile, Egypt’s Dr Alaa Meshref, ITTF Executive President, stressed the adoption of the new constitution was vital to ITTF in its drive to promote good governance and transparency in the sport.
“ITTF is extremely happy with this development and it is indeed a step forward for table tennis in Africa.” Dr Alaa Meshref
Matters were aptly summed up by Khaled El-Salhy; he commended all who worked tirelessly to improve the lot of table tennis in Africa.