Table Tennis : African senior championship moves To 2021

The African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) have officially confirmed the postponement of this year's ITTF-Africa senior championship which serves as the continental qualification for the world championship has been shifted to 2021,The VitalNews NG reports.

In a statement signed by the ATTF president, khaled El-salhy,the postponement became necessary owing COVID-19 pandemic which has halted sporting activities globally .

"I wish to  inform all table tennis friends and colleagues in your country, the importance of a safe and healthy lifestyle in the current circumstances due to the Coronvirus pandemic .on Thursday 2nd July 2020, The ATTF Executive Committee had an online meeting to discuss the case for the ITTF calendar of 2020 which has been suspended earlier until further notice .we are closely monitoring the global and continental situation day-by-day to come back to you with the following decision.

" we acknowledged the continuation and expansion of the pandemic in the whole world and consequently in Africa, as there is no guaranteed medicine or vaccine available.Even normal international travel will not be possible till the end of 2020, thus it has been decided to postpone our following planned events:

• 2020 ITTF-Africa Youth,Juniors & Cadet championship to be held in Madagascar
• 2020 ITTF-Africa Senior championship & WTTC Qualification to be held in Cameroon next year(2021).

Nigeria and Egypt are the defending champions in the team events while Aruna Quadri of Nigeria and Dina meshref are the singles champions of the ATTF-Africa senior championship having emerged winners at the 2018 edition held in Mauritius.

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