by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF-Africa Press Officer
More recently on Tuesday 6th November, another celebrated monument was the setting for TTX and once again Khalil Al-Mohannadi was centre stage.
Built by the Romans towards the end of the First Century, the Carthage Amphitheatre, later rebuilt by Julius Caesar and a favourite destination in the Middle Ages for travellers, was the venue in question.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the event was organized by the Tunisia Table Tennis Federation on the occasion of the 30th Arab Club Championships.
“We are proud to host the TTX event in the historical city of Carthage because TTX being the future of table tennis needs to connect with history and we hope the initiative will continue to expand as Africa hosts the second TTX this year,” Khalil Al-Mohannadi
Similar to the gathering in Cairo, two of Africa’s leading players, tried their skills. Ahmed Ali Saleh and El-Sayed Lashin confronted each other at opposite ends of the table; their presence added to a most colourful and well-received occasion.