Tikon promises best for table tennis …Says ITTF challenge will be spectacular

By Jerome Obuninta

Newly elected president of the Nigeria table tennis federation, Engr. Ishiaku Tikon has said that he will do his possible best to take tennis to another level during his tenure.

The soft spoken, but massively experienced president told sportstalkafrica.com at the Molade Okoya Thomas sports hall, Teslim Balogun stadium that they will also work hard to develop the game from grassroots, while also saying that will work hard to attract sponsors that will continue to work with them.

He further added that the ITTF Challenge which kicks off in Lagos on Wednesday will be a classy event, saying that 22 countries will be taking part in the tournament which also promises to be a tremendous event.

“We will continue from were the past president stopped, like you all know he did a great job and we will continue with that good job to make  sure table tennis achieve more goals and also take the sports to greater heights, “ he said

“The ITTF challenge is part of our plans to see that the sport is always active and by God’s grace we will keep moving forward”

“This tournament will be massive, because the world will be focusing on Nigeria, if you have a tournament with 22 countries, that will tell you that it’s a huge one and I know it’s really going to be a thrilling event,” Tikon added.

“I am very sure that with such big events, our sponsors will surely continue working with us and more will come too”

“We expect a hitch free tournament, and we want everyone to support us and by the grace of God we will continue to make everyone happy by taking tennis to the greatest heights,” he concluded.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
He currently publishes the online sports website www.sportstalkafrica.com besides and also runs a sports marketing outfit, Westcoast Works and Projects, managing and marketing live radio broadcast of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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