Nigeria's Taiwo Mati wins ITTF Scholarship

Nigeria's Taiwo Mati wins ITTF Scholarship

Hassan Abdulsalam 09:34 - 01.07.2023

17-year-old Nigerian sensation Taiwo Mati has been included in the list of three African Table Tennis stars to benefit from the ITTF 'With The Future In Mind' (WFIM) scholarship.

Three of Africa’s stars, Hana Goda of Egypt, Taiwo Mati of Nigeria, and Wassim Essid, have been listed among the beneficiaries of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) With The Future In Mind (WFIM) scholarship.

The ITTF High Performance announced the recipients and noted that the recipients would receive help from three separate programs: Youth Athlete Development, Olympic Solidarity Youth Athlete Development, and Paris 2024.

The scholarship support, as in previous years, is meant to be a joint effort between the ITTF and Member Associations, giving the recipients the best opportunities to reach their objectives by finding additional training opportunities and expanding the number of competitions the athlete can take part in.

To create a yearly plan for their athlete that embodies the collaborative nature of the scholarships, MAs are invited to work with ITTF High Performance.

Olympic Solidarity (OS) and the ITTF are working together on a project called "With the Future in Mind." It has been an essential part of the athlete development model since its beginnings, assisting athletes all around the world as they strive to realize their Olympic Dreams.

Trio of Hana Goda, Taiwo Mati, and Wassim Essid

The scholarships are designed to help the chosen athletes get on the High-Performance track by allowing them to participate in top-notch training sessions and compete at the right competitions. Coaches and Member Associations are given current knowledge that is extremely useful through the scholarship program's educational component, which uses cutting-edge teaching techniques.

Athletes are supported by Olympic Solidarity and the NOC assistance program in addition to With The Future in Mind on their journey to the Olympic Games. Olympic Solidarity helps athletes realize their Olympic dream.