Nigeria’s Isau Ogunkunle is filled with confidence as he prepares for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games qualifiers in Egypt.
With Nigeria and Egypt set to compete for glory at the upcoming 2023 ITTF African Para Table Tennis Championships, the stage is set for an intense battle between these dominant teams in the continent.
Ogunkunle said, “I am going to Egypt to confirm my ticket to Paris because I cannot afford to start travelling abroad again to pick my ticket.
“This is the best chance for me, and I know it is not going to be easy because my main challenge remains the Egyptian veteran Mohamed Sameh Eid Saleh who is eyeing a record sixth appearance at the games. I am confident I can beat him to the sole slot in the class four division of the men’s singles.”
Alongside Algeria and South Africa, they will all strive to secure medals in the tournament. Both Egypt and Nigeria have been strong representatives of Africa at the Paralympic Games, earning medals for their respective countries.
Team Nigeria is currently in camp, diligently preparing for the upcoming championships. As the players fine-tune their training, they are eagerly anticipating their departure next week.
The competition promises to be exciting, and Ogunkunle’s belief in his abilities adds to the anticipation of a remarkable performance in Egypt.