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THROWBACK : 50TH ASOJU OBA CHAMPIONSHIP ; Omotayo Olajide seeded number one , defending champion, Jamiu Azeez missing
Nov 26, 2020, 07:27 am148
As the 50TH Edition of annual Asoju Oba Table Tennis kick -off , 2013 Asoju Oba Champion and Silver medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth games, Omotayo Olajide is seeded number one .
Omotayo , who defeated Mojeed Olayiwola to win a brand new Chevrolet car at the forty-five Edition is the best ranked male player .
Will 50th Edition be a replay of the 45th Edition ?
Seeded number two is David Faleye of the Nigeria Army , the soldier lost last year final to Jamiu Azeez , Faleye whose previous defeat in the final was in 2014 to fourth seed, Adeyinka Ahmed.
It is noteworthy that David Faleye got his pound of flesh with blood when he humbled Adeyinka Ahmed in the quarterfinals last year.
Seeded Number three in the Men’s Seeding, Monsuru Kazeem, who lost in the semifinal to David Faleye last year.
EKO 2012 Gold Medalist , Ahmed Adeyinka is seeded number four , he won the tournament in 2014 and 2015 .
One of the most gruel final at the tournament was in 2015 when Adeyinka defeated Omotara
Ayo lost his first two games before catching up with Ahmed after their sixth game, but the decider was the 7th game when Ahmed edged Ayo out with just one point.
Defending Champion and 2017 National Champion, Azeez Jamiu is reported not to be participating in this year edition , the former champion was a member of the Silver medalist wining team at Gold Coast 2018 .
With his absence , it seems to be a level playing ground for all .
Others in the Men’s seeding list is.
5 . Agbaye S .
6 . Seriki Isiaka
7 . Adenugba Dayo
8 . Ramon Soleye
9 . Olawoyin Rogba
10 . Olaleye Alaba
11 . Osedunkwu Joseph
12 . Ajulo Olakunle
13 . Reuben J oseph
14 . Augustine Samuel
15 . Lawla Hamudu
17 . Obiyomi Micheal
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