The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has confirmed Nigeria and 26 others for this year’s World Junior Championships holding in Cape Town, South Africa.
According to the list of participating teams released by ITTF for the tournament scheduled for November 30 to December 7, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria including host – South Africa will represent Africa at the eight-day championships.
Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt will present boys and girls teams, while Tunisia will have its boys’ team with Algeria presenting its girls team for the competition.
Nigeria’s qualification was made possible following its performance at the last African Junior Championships held in Algiers, where the team finished second behind Egypt in the team events of the competition.
At Cape Town 2016, Nigeria will compete in the team, doubles and singles events for laurels.
Meanwhile, the tournament director of the championship, Joe Carrim, has said that logistics have been put in place to make the competition exciting for teams.
“The venue is ideal for the Sun International 2016 ITTF World Junior Table Tennis Championship. All venues related equipment is in place and we await delivery of the floor tables and balls. The promotional programme has taken off with weekly radio interviews by players and local organisers in the city of Cape Town,” he said.