The Trust Emporium in Accra has opened the WTTC West Africa Regional Championship. The five-day event began on April 24 and will last until Friday, April 28.
Athletes and officials from Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and host nation Ghana were present for the tournament’s official opening on Monday afternoon, along with representatives from the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and World Table Tennis (WTT).
The event attracted spectators from a variety of backgrounds, including family, friends, and table tennis enthusiasts, who were full of enthusiasm as they made their way into the Trust Emporium to support the players. The tournament will serve as a qualifier for the Africa Championship, which is scheduled to take place later this year in Tunisia.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, President of Ghana Table Tennis, Mawuko Afadzinu, highlighted the importance of hosting the WTTC West Africa Championship in Ghana.
“The reason why we would invest so much resources, effort, and energy in putting together this tournament in record time is because of the opportunity it creates for our country. It’s because of the platform it provides that we can bring our best game. This is part of the walk towards the restoration of glory. So we are glad we are hosting the rest of Africa in this country. We want to increase our achievements so far in the African Championship. It is important for athletes to build themselves up ahead of qualifying for the qualifying Olympics.”
The tournament will officially end on Friday, April 28.