Nigerian duo of Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo will take part in the maiden edition of the ITTF World Tour German Open, Completesports.com reports.
This was revealed by the ITTF-Africa, in a statement released on Monday.
The tournament will hold at GETEC Arena in Magdeburg from Tuesday January 28 to February 2, 2020.
Omotayo had earlier said he would compete in some of the elite tournaments this year as part of his buildup to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“I hope and believe I can make it to Tokyo 2020 because I know that my winning the African Games means more hard work and that is why I am going to compete in some of the elite tournament this year. I am starting with the German Open with the hope that playing against the best in the world would toughen me and also help me to be in shape for the African Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tunisia next month,” Omotayo said.
Also, 2019 ITTF Africa Cup Champion, Omar Assar of Egypt will lead a six-man Egyptian continent in the men’s singles event of the German Open.
Aside Assar, other Egyptian stars expected to be in action in Magdeburg are Assar’s sibling, Khalid as well as veteran Egyptian, Ahmed Saleh. Others are Mohamed Shouman, Karim Elhakem and Mahmoud Helmy.
By James Agberebi
11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!
You may be interested
Tears As Anambra Govt Resumes Demolition in Awka, Days After ElectionWebby - March 23, 2023
Advertisement By Izunna Okafor, Awka Some residents and shop owners in Awka, Anambra State capital, were thrown into wailing and…
Ramadan: Let’s imbibe lessons in piety, tolerance, speaker Obasa tells MuslimsWebby - March 23, 2023
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has said that the 30-day Islamic fasting…
Keyamo petitions DSS, demands Peter Obi and Baba-Ahmed’s arrest for allegedly inciting insurrectionWebby - March 23, 2023
Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), has called for the arrest and pros£cution of Labour Party’s…
Leave a Comment