22 Jul 2018

A notable improvement in both quantity and quality, the names of 169 players, 108 men and 61 women, representing a total of 27 national associations have entered the 2018 ITTF Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open; a major improvement on last year when overall 148 entries were received.

Staged in the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, commencing with a two day qualification tournament, play is scheduled to start on Wednesday 8th August and conclude on Sunday 12th August.

by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF-Africa Press Officer

Countries such as China, England, Denmark, Norway, Thailand, Slovenia, Iran and Mauritius will all be making their debut at the Africa’s elite tournament; an event which boasts a total prize fund of US$ 46,000.00.

Meanwhile, just as in 2017, Europe dominates the list of countries with 13 nations heading to Lagos; these include Norway, Russia, Scotland, Denmark, England, Slovenia, Italy, Hungary, Romania, France, Finland, Luxembourg and Netherlands.

China leads the Asia countries which include India, Iran and Thailand; South America is represented by Brazil while others are Colombia and Argentina.

Nigeria will very much spearhead the African challenge; players from Mauritius, Congo Brazzaville, Congo Democratic, Ghana, Egypt and South Africa will also compete.

Notably to promote the tournament a local website has been created:

Challenge Series 2018 Nigeria Open Nigeria

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Day 3 - 2018 ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open