WorldStage NewsOnline—-No fewer than 20 coaches are expected to participate in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Level 2 coaching course scheduled to begin in Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday.
About 15 coaches from Nigeria and five from other West African countries are participating in the seven-day course.
The Nigerian coaches are: Bello Nosiru, Njoku Chinedu, Pius Asaba, Kokoriha, Frankly Edem, Idiat Bamidele, Wahab Goriola, Sunday Odebode, Ayoola Popoola, Nasiru Sule, Ifeoma Isaac, Usman Abdul, Afolabi Tajudeen, Hammed Summer and Musa Morufu.
Others from West Africa are: Andoh Komson, David Ahiaba, Ebenezer Whyte, Tiendrebeogo Paul and Ramzi Malnulouk.
ITTF’s Ahmed Dawatly is the course conductor/trainer.
James Eakyns, the Secretary-General, Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) said they used the home advantage to empower many Nigerian coaches.
According to Eakyns, since it is taking place here in Nigeria, they are not spending much to empower them and impact more knowledge.
“Yes Nigerians are more and it is a good one for us since its taking place in our country, Nigeria.
“We will have more coaches who would have passed level two at the end of the training.
“We need to keep learning and these coaches would have gained a lot at the end of the training.