Two of Nigeria’s best female table tennis players Fatimo Bello of G20 and Bose Odusanya of Lagos will continue their rivalry at the Lagos Top 16 Invitational Challenge scheduled for 12 June at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.
32 players split equally between men and women will compete at the N1.2 million tournament which is organised by Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) and sponsored by Renewed Hope, Lagos with the Lagos State Table Tennis Association providing technical support.
Bello is unbeaten this year winning the 20th National Sports Festival in Edo, Aso Cup Championship in Abuja and the NTTF National Championships in Lagos and she will be aiming to continue her dominance against Odusanya, the only player to have beaten her in the team event of the National Championships.
Having put the disappointment of the National Championships behind them, prodigy Taiwo Mati of Ondo and Azeez Solanke of G20 will be aiming to avenge their final and semifinal losses to Rilwan Akanbi.
Players confirmed for the championships include 2020 National Sports Festival Champion, Amadi Omeh, David Fayele, 2021 World Table Tennis (WTT) Youth Star Contender silver medalist Usman Okanlawon, national cadet champion Samuel Boboye and Hope Uduaka.