A prize of N1m will be up for grab at this year’s National Junior League, which will be going down on July 27 at Lagos National Stadium, Surulere.
The grand finale of the competition, which will serve as a test run for the 2018 ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open, will hold on August 4.
The league will see the top 16 boys and top 16 girls competing for the N.5m for the one-day finale at Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, also in Surulere.
For each day, the winners in the boys and girls events will get cash prize for their efforts while points garner during the qualifying tournament would aid their qualification for the grand finale.
All players are expected to arrive in Lagos on Thursday July 26 while matches for the qualifying tournament will serve off on Friday July 27.
The qualifying tournament will end on August 2 for the top 16 boys and 16 girls to emerge for the August 4 grand finale.
Already, teams have started finalizing their registration for the nine-day tournament which also serves as selection of players for major championships.
NTTF president, Ishaku Tikon said all arrangements have been concluded for a hitch-free tournament while 12 umpires has been named to handle proceedings at the championship.
Tikon explained : “We are looking forward to see that Nigeria continues to be seen by the world as a table tennis hub in Africa.
“This is part of our target with the National Junior League which is to discover young talents that are hidden, bring them on board and develop them to face the challenge ahead.
“Table tennis on daily and yearly basis is moving in the world and we must be seen as moving together with the world.”
Source: ( Megasportsarena. com)