Top seeds, Delta’s Fatimo Bello and Ondo’s Omeh Amadi won the respective women’s singles and men’s singles titles at the 2022 Aso Table Tennis National Championship at the Gymnastic Hall of the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Sunday May 8th May .
Gold for Fatimo Bello , it was her second medal of the day , having lost earlier at the semifinal of the Doubles Events with her partner , Ajoke Ojomu to claim bronze .
The Delta representative has proven again with her victory over Bose Odunsanya in four sets that she is still the best female table tennis player in Nigeria.
Impressive at the semi-final stage, Fatimo Bello beat Esther Oribamise , the no.4 seed in three straight set 3-0 (11-3,11-7,11-5) .
Success for Fatimo Bello meant she secured the women’s singles for a second consecutive time.
Meanwhile in the men’s category, National Sports Festival Champion, Omeh Amadi of Ondo defeated giant slayer, Abdulfatai Abdulbasist 4-1 (11-8 , 11-5, 11-7, 9-11, 12-10) in an highly contested game .
The junior player has earlier defeated the defending Champion, Azeez Solanke, representing 3-2 to the surprise of spectators.
Notably, the youngster being a player in form also ended the progress of Bayelsa’s Orok Etim 3-2 (11-6, 9-11, 10-12, 11-5, and 11-8).
A hard earned victory for Omeh Amadi in the men’s singles, with Azeez Solanke, it was the same in the men’s doubles with his partner, Ahmed Bello, when the defeated Ondo duo of Akin Fagbamila and Adeola Oloruntade 3-0 (11-8, 11-9, 11-7).
In the women’s doubles, Fashola Aminat and Hussein Halima won the gold medal defeating the duo of Bose Odunsanya and Oyeniyi Kehinde from Lagos 3-1 (6-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-4).
The most valuable player award was given to Kwara’s Abdulbasit Abdulfatai while the fair play award was given Olayinka Oladipupo of the Nigeria Police Force.