Excitement As ITTF Nigeria Open Enters Day Two

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Danisha Patel of South Africa playing at the on-going ITTF Nigeria Open...in Lagos, Nigeria

The ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open continues to live up to expectations as the fans are treated to exciting matches in the preliminary round of the singles events.
The 1,200 capacity venue was half-filled as the players gave the spectators something to cheer from the start to the end of the Day One.
Apart from the scintillating performance from the participants, the return of former Nigerian internationals, Monday Merotohun and Kazeem Nosiru, added glamour to the competition.
Even foreign visitors and players were not left out of the excitement as South Africa’s Danisha Patel believes the quality of play confirmed why Nigeria remains among the best table tennis nation in the world.
An excited Patel said being her first time in Nigeria she was amazed with the excitement and support that the fans added to the competition on the first day.
“I am surprised with the kind of support the fans have been giving the players particularly the number of them present at the venue. I was surprised that we could have that kind of number of people coming to the venue on the first day. They support good table tennis and they really understand the game. It is my first time in Nigeria and I am excited that the environment is very conducive for the players. I wish more Nigerians can play in South Africa, as this will really boost the standard of the game in South Africa,” she said.

Fans at the on-going ITTF Nigeria Open

On Thursday August 10, the fight for places in the main draw of the singles event enters the final round.

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