Fatimo Bello Claims First Western Region Singles Title

Fatimo Bello Claims First Western Region Singles Title


Nigeria’s Fatimo Bello emerge winner of the inaugural  ITTF Western Africa Challenge that took place in the city of Abidjan , the capital of Ivory Coast

Fatimo , who defeated her compatriot , Esther Oribamise 4-2 to win the women’s singles  , after recovering from a two nil deficit has earlier defeated Benin’s Ziadeth Olaide 4-0 in the semi-final , while Esther overcame host nation’s Kamenan Nadia in the other semifinal game .

On the contrast , Nigeria’s duo of Emmanuel Augustine and Ayanwale Jamiu couldn’t make to the final  as they lost out in the quarterfinals .

Emmanuel was defeated by the eventual winner and host nation’s flagbearer , Oba Kizito Oba while Jamiu Ayanwale lost to Ghana’s Abrefa Derek .

Fatimo Bello is expected to be awarded a place in 2020  ITTF Africa Cup in Tunisia .

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