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Oshodi joins Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation board

By Editorial board   |   28 April 2015   |   9:14 am  
Table Tennis - image source Dribble

Table Tennis – image source Dribble

Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) President, Wahid Enitan Oshodi, has been elected into the board of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF).

Oshodi’s election at the CTTF congress
yesterday in Suzhou, China, according to members of the board, was in recognition of the role he has played in the revival of table tennis in Nigeria.

As the second African on the board, Oshodi, who is also the Lagos State Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Social Development, has joined South Africa’s Audrina Mcdonald, who is the board’s treasurer.

The board, which is the highest ruling body of table tennis in the Commonwealth of Nations, has 12 members chaired by England’s Alan Ransome.

Aside Nigeria and South Africa, other nations on the board include Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, Barbados, Scotland, Cyprus, Singapore and India.

Also at the Annual General Meeting of board, India was named as host of this year’s Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship and it will hold in Gujrat from October 27 to November 1.

Prior to this election, Oshodi has been a member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) nomination committee.

Speaking after his election, Oshodi said the event has confirmed the relevance of Nigeria among the Commonwealth nations, adding that it is another call to serve.

Meanwhile, the ITTF has commended Nigeria for the giant strides the country has made in recent times, especially in their efforts to promote the game
globally.

The 2015 Lagos Open was viewed globally by 105 million people, the ITTF noted.



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