ASD Marcozzi Table Tennis player, Omotayo Olajide says every game at the ITTF Challenge Belgium Open will be taken seriously. The Belgium Open comes up October 31st to November 4th, 2017.
The Italy-based player in a chat with aclsports.com said the challenge is to grill him for other major Championships in Europe and get him prepared for national call ups.
The former Africa Champion said “I told you in my previous interview, that my appearance here is to gather more experience which is still sacrosanct”.
“I’ll do my best and leave the rest. Aruna Quadri’s win at the ITTF Polish Open is also a motivating factor for me”, he said.
Omotayo has been drawn in Group two alongside Chinese Taipei’s Sun Chia-Hung and Germany’s Hohmeier Nils.
In the men’s doubles, Omotayo will partner Romania’s Cazacu Alexandru. Two other Nigerians, Former international, Kazeem Nosiru and Dotun Aiyelumo will also begin their campaigns in the group stage of the men’s singles of the tournament.
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Nosiru will battle Austria’s Chen Alexander and Iran’s WAHID Habibie in group 24 while Aiyelumo will play against Russia’s Ivonin Denis and Netherlands’ Oostwouder Ewout in group 37. In the doubles, Nosiru and Aiyelumo will team up as well from the preliminary round of the event.