The President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, NTTF Ishaku Tikon has said Nigeria’s team at the 2019 Africa Games will return home with five gold medals.

The President explained that those selected to represent Nigeria were the best in Africa.

According to Tikon, the table tennis players are expected to replicate their performance at the Nigeria Open in Rabat. The table tennis team to represent Nigeria comprise five male players, five female players and two officials.

Among the continental stars selected to represent Nigeria are Aruna Quadri, Segun Toriola, Funke Oshonaike and Cecelia Edem.

The table tennis event at the Games is expected to be a strong contest between Nigeria and Egypt with players that represented both countries dominating the recently-concluded 2019 ITTF Challenge plus Nigeria Open held in Lagos.