by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF-Africa Press Officer
Increasingly he is gaining recognition in Nigeria, recently on Sunday 5th May, the Nation newspaper published the following:
The Nation – Sunday 5th May: OLAJIDE OMOTAYO: MY targets in table tennis
Furthermore, African players have been make their presence felt in Turkey; Egypt’s Mohamed El-Beiali and Ahmed Ali Saleh have proved integral to the success of Fenerbache in Turkey’s Elite Division.
On Sunday 5th May in Istanbul, the club completed the itinerary of 30 matches unbeaten; understandably, Mohamed El-Beiali completing his first season with the club was delighted with the achievement.
“It was a big feat for us, we won all our league matches. We played 30 matches on a home and away format without dropping anyone of them against the 15 other teams. The final match was explosive as we won 4-3 against Beshktash, I won two singles and one doubles in the encounter. It was a good experience for me being my first season with the team. I hope I can also win the Turkish Cup when we play on 8th or 9th June, we are yet to know our opponents.” Mohamed El-Beiali
The Egyptian star also believes the team can compete favourably in Europe next season.