Nigeria/Tennis: NTTF-ITTF offer excellence award to Onaolapo
Officials of the Nigerian Table Tennis Federation have described the move as a reward for excellence. The 23 year old player ranked 8 in Nigeria and 609 in the world was awarded the scholarship worth eight thousand dollars on April 21. The President of the NTTF, Kayode Abdulwahab-Omotose expressed his joy at the award as he described it as a welcomed development. “I am very glad that Onaolapo’s impressive effort at international championships has been recognised and rewarded by the ITTF, and I see it as a welcome development,” he said. Abdulwahab-Omotose said the development was as a result of series of meetings held with the ITTF during the World Championships from March 25 to April 1, in Germany. “This opportunity is fallout of series of meetings and consultations with the NTTF during the recently concluded World Championship in Dortmund, Germany,” he said.