Eighteen contestants, both male and female have been registered to participate in the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) organized 2022 table tennis competition among affiliated Chapels.
The competition, being staged in honour of the Special Adviser on Sports Matters to Kwara Governor, Mallam Attahiru Ibrahim, and tagged “Kwara NUJ/Attahiru Ibrahim Table Tennis Tournament” has been scheduled to hold between Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th of August, 2022, at the Press Centre, Offa Road, Ilorin.
The competition is also being powered by the Special Adviser, who is the Talban Samari of Patigi.
Eight players were registered for the Female Singles and 10 for the Male Singles event. The female contestants are Bimbo Sulaiman (National Orientation Agency), Nusirat Popoola-Yekeen (Kwara TV), Funmilayo Familoni (NTA Ilorin), Bamidele Yetunda (State Information), Mrs. Bukola Aiyedogbon of the News Agency of Nigeria (Correspondents’ Chapel), Itunu Olaosebikan (Radio Kwara), Janet Bogunjoko (The Herald) and Mrs Alao Adedoyin (Federal Information).
In the male category, the current champion of all NUJ organized table tennis schedules, Jide Allen of Radio Kwara tops the list that also includes Baba Ibrahim (National Orientation Agency), Babatunde Jimba (Kwara TV), Kale Yakub (NTA Ilorin), Ganiyu Adebisi Yusuf (State Information), Demola Akinyemi of Vanguard Newspaper (Correspondents’ Chapel), Ahmed Ajiboye (The Herald), Kehinde Adeseko (Federal Information), Ahmed Ibrahim (National Pilot) and Sodiq Adebara (Harmony FM).
The tournament is being staged to strengthen the unity and togetherness among the Chapels, and also to promote the spirit of sports development among the journalists.
The Organizing Committee of the tournament has therefore, charged the contestants to step up their preparations for the competition, as mouth watering prizes await winners in both categories.