Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri, Olajide Omotayo and Offiong Edem have been shortlisted as part of the 32 contestants that will battle for honours at the 2020 Top 16 Cup holding in Tunis later this month.
According to the table tennis continental ruling body, African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), the three-day tournament serves as qualifiers for the 2020 ITTF Cup holding in Germany and China later in the year.
In the list released by ATTF, Egypt’s Omar Assar and Dina Meshref will be defending their titles in the men and women singles against top contenders and regional champions in Africa.
In the men’s singles, Omar Assar will slug it out with regional champions like Algeria’s Sami Kherouf (North), Cote d’Ivoire’s Oba Oba Kizito (West), Congo DRC’s Gedeon Kassa (Central), Kenya’s Brian Mutua (East), and South Africa’s Shane Overmeyer (South).
Other top players expected to battle for the sole slot in the men’s singles are Algeria’s Larbi Bouriah, Benin Republic’s Monday Olabiyi, Congo Brazzaville’s Saheed Idowu, Senegal’s Ibrahima Diaw, Togo’s Kokou Dodji Fanny, Tunisia’s Adam Hmam, Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh, as well as South Africa’s Theo Cogill.