Nigeria's Faith Obazuaye and Kehinde Lawal are on the verge of winning tickets after going undefeated in Class 9 and 10.
The ITTF African Para Championships reach a tipping point on Friday, September 22, 2023, with the final matches for tickets to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games in 14 events.
Top seeds have lived up to expectations so far in Giza, Egypt, remaining unbeaten and in pole position to win the available tickets. As a result, competition for a single ticket will be strong in several classifications, as compatriots face off in the qualifiers' concluding matches.
13:32 - 05.09.2023
The 2023 ITTF African Para Table Tennis Championships which will begin on September 20 in Egypt.
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Bolawa Akingbemisilu is the only African in the top seven in the world in the latest ITTF ranking.
Continental heavyweights Nigeria and Egypt will compete in the men's and women's categories, with all eyes on class four, where seven-time African champion Samed Eid-Saleh will face Commonwealth Games medallist Isau Ogunkunle of Nigeria for the lone slot.
Faith Obazuaye and Kehinde Lawal of Nigeria are on the verge of winning tickets after going undefeated in Class 9 and 10.
After completing her group matches, Obazuaye, a Commonwealth Games medalist and Tokyo 2020 Paralympian, may return to the Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024.
Lawal, a novice at the African Championships, has dominated class nine, defeating all of her Egyptian opponents, and her last group match against another Egyptian, Nagwa Youssef, will determine the class's single qualifier.
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The Youth Games is scheduled to be held in Asaba, the Delta State Capital from September 7th - 17th.
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Table Tennis 2024 Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament will takes place in Tunisia on September 11 to 18.
Tajudeen Agunbiade, Team Nigeria's captain, may meet compatriot Abiola Adesope in the decider in his quest to return to the Paralympic Games in class nine.
Olufemi Alabi played with a lot of confidence in Class 10, as he remains the player to beat in the class, having easily won all of his group matches to proceed to the tournament's decisive stage.