Another undeniably impressive performance from Mati Taiwo has resulted in a gold medal for Ondo men’s team at the National Table Tennis Championships at the Indoor Sports Hall of Telsim Balogun stadium in Lagos.
On 13th April, the young player led Ondo men’s team to win Gold at the National Sports Festival in Edo in the same category , the team comprising of National Sports Festival Champion, Amadi Omeh and the reliable Akin Fagbamila came from 2-0 down to defeat star-studded G20 men’s team led by Aso 2021 Champion Azeez Solanke.
Suffering a 2-0 shock defeat, the Ondo men’s team rallied back in the third set with a 3-2 victory to make 2-1 major.
In the fourth game, it was a showpiece of the final of the ASO Table Tennis Championships between Azeez Solanke and Mati Taiwo with the latter avenging his defeat in Abuja with a 3-2 win (5-11 ,9 -11, 11-8, 12-10,14-16) to make it 2-2 major.
Just like in Abuja, it was the edge of the seat drama for spectators at the Molade-Okoya Indoor Sports Hall of Telsim Balogun stadium as they cheered both payers displaying best of their artistry.
From Silver medal in the men’s singles at the Aso Table Tennis National Championships in Abuja to Gold in the men’s team event at the 2021 NTTF National Championships, Mati Taiwo is undeniably one of the stars to watch .