The 2019 edition of the ITTF Seamaster Championship holding in Lagos has taken a new shape as Germany and Austria join 30 others in the championship.
According to a release issued by the ITTF-Africa Media, it states that “Over 171 players made up of 105 men and 66 women have been confirmed for the tournament with European teams dominating the list with 17 countries from the continent being led by top table tennis playing nations – Austria, Germany and France”.
The battle line will be drawn for Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna, who will be defending his title against European power houses on home soil.
Nigeria and Egypt will be leading the African teams while others expected are Algeria, Benin Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Congo DRC, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal and South Africa
It is also expected that Brazil will represent the South America continent. While Asia will be represented by India, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Thailand
The event which prize money have now been jerked to $60,000 will hold at the Molade Okoya Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium from August 7 to 11 in Lagos.