Over 194 players from four African countries are taking part in the maiden edition of the ValueJet Para Table-Tennis Open in Lagos.

The three-day competition is on-going at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos, which has participating players from Nigeria, South Africa, Morrocco and Algeria.

The fifth country, Egypt, could not make it to Nigeria for the championship.

The tournament referee, John Peters said that the players, comprising 105 males and 89 females, were classified in standing and sitting classes.

Peter noted that the competition would give Nigerian para-players the opportunity to play against their international counterparts.

He said the championship would also serve as a qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for some of the Nigerian players.

The winners of the female category in single class one, two, three four, and five will go home with, five hundred dollars, while the  second prize will get three hundred dollars and  the third will go home with 150 dollars each.