The defending champions of the Asoju Oba Molade Okoya-Thomas Cup, David Fayele and Bose Odusanya, have been seeded as number one, while former champions, Ahmed Adeyinka and Tolu Durosimmi-Eti are seeded three in the men and women’s categories of the on-going Asoju-Oba Cup holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.
The 51st edition of the competition, which served off yesterday, is featuring 365 players.
Speaking on the five-day event, the Secretary General of the Lagos State Table Tennis Association (LSTTA), Ayobami Morakinyo, said that competition this year has attracted interest from schools and clubs in the longest running table tennis tournament in Africa.
“Everyone is excited with the huge turnout of athletes and registration has been stressful. This is a confirmation that the tournament has become a household name in Lagos and in the country at large.
“From the list of participants, 119 have registered for the senior event, 152 for juniors, while 94 were listed for the cadet event. The junior boys dominated the list with over 103 players competing for honours in the event. I am hoping that we can get new set of players that will be groomed to become world beaters,” he said.