WTT picks July 17 for Lagos 2024 Contender series

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Following the success of the 2023 edition, the World Table Tennis (WTT) has fixed June 17 to 23 for this year’s WTT Contender Lagos, which is one of its three events in Africa this year.

The city of Lagos is one of the top cities in the world hosting the WTT Contender Series and the management of WTT has confirmed that the tournament would also provide ranking points for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

In the final calendar released by WTT at the weekend, Lagos will welcome some of the best table tennis players in the world in June According to the Director of the WTT Contender Lagos, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, it is obvious that world body’s management is impressed with what the city put up in 2023 hence they did not hesitate in approving the city for the second edition this year.

“We are indeed overwhelmed with the impressive appraisal of the maiden edition in 2023. Apart from the WTT team, the players and coaches are eager to return to Lagos following the massive support from the city’s fans, as well as the warm hospitality of Lagosians.

“This year, we will improve on what we did in 2023 and hope that we can continue to raise the bar when it comes to hosting major international competitions. The players are eager to come back to Lagos and we will welcome them and continue to put Lagos on the world table tennis map,” he said.

Tandoh, who is also the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), applauded the Lagos State Government, under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for providing the enabling environment for table tennis to thrive and for the state’s unflinching support. Lagos will be the first city in Africa to host the WTT Series this year, as the city of Tunis will host the second WTT Series later in the year

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