Nigeria chose nine of the 14 Paralympic tickets available, while Egypt chose five in the singles events.
Nigeria won the 2023 ITTF African Para Championships, which concluded on Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Giza, Egypt.
Egypt, Algeria, Nigeria, Mauritius, Cameroon, South Africa, Kenya, and Cote d'Ivoire competed in the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events over the three-day tournament.
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Nigeria won 12 gold medals, dethroning Egypt as Africa's new para table tennis champion. Nigerians established themselves as the continent's new powerhouse in para table tennis by dominating the singles event and securing the majority of the seats to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
Nigeria chose nine of the 14 Paralympic tickets available, while Egypt chose five in the singles events. The host team, however, dominated the doubles and mixed doubles competitions, winning five gold medals to Nigeria's two.
Nigeria earned 12 gold medals altogether, while Egypt won 10, ceding their lead to the West African nation.
Khaled El-Salhy, President of the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), congratulated all participating teams and called the competition a success, especially given the facilities and hospitality offered by the Egyptian Table Tennis Federation (ETTF).
“I am so happy that we have an improvement in the participation this year, especially with the number of countries that featured in this year’s tournament.
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Nigeria dominated the men's singles category, claiming the bulk of the tickets, with four of the six qualifiers making their Paralympic Games debut.
"The players gave a good account of themselves; they showed their quality judging from the matches. I congratulate the ETTF and the government of Egypt for being good hosts and I hope our players will make the continent proud when the Paralympic Games takes place next year in France.
"I must also thank the ITTF for their support and I hope other African countries will focus on para sports so that we can all be in tune with the ideals of the ITTF,” El-Salhy said.