The wife of Africa’s number one Table Tennis player, Ganiyat Aruna has revealed that she intends to groom future champions for Nigeria.
Aruna stated this at the end of the 3rd edition of the Aruna Quadri Table Tennis Championship on Sunday.
The former Union Bank player told www.aclsports.com that the participants produced spectacular moments and breathtaking actions during the championship.
The former Barros CTM player urged the young players not to neglect education during their playing days adding that it will be an added advantage to them in the future.
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“The Championship is the brainchild of my husband, Quadri Aruna who is my biggest supporter. I intend to groom more future champions who will take over from my husband. We have a lot of hidden potentials in the country but they are starved of regular local championships.
“The inspiration came from the 2nd edition because a lot of people were thrilled and surprised with the level of the tournament; I would say the first edition was to create awareness.
“Aside from playing table tennis, I have always mentored some of these young players by educating them that knowledge is power because I want the best for them. Education is the best legacy and a backup plan after their playing days,” Ganiyat Aruna told www.aclsports.com
The former Toledos of Portugal player said, “The players stand to gain a lot because we want it to get to the International level shortly and I strongly believe that we are almost there by the special Grace of God”.
Abdulfatai Abdulbasit and Sukurat Aiyelabegan emerged champions of the 3rd edition of the Aruna Quadri Table Tennis Championship in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.