BY BLESSING OKUDO
The President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engineer Sani M. Ndanusa has heaped plaudits on the Nigeria Basketball Federation for qualifying to the on-going Afrobasketball quater-finals in Ivory Coast as he also praised the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation for successfully attracting 12 countries for the on-going International Table Tennis Classics in Lagos.
A highly elated NOC President said “it is a very good omen for Nigeria for the onslaughts of Basketball in Abidjan. They have sent out warning signals to their remaining opponents”. He noted that Nigeria is now a force to be reckoned with in th egame of basketball.
Engineer Ndanusa who is also the President of Nigeria Tennis Federation also commended the NBBF President Tijani Umar for taking Nigerian basketball to a greater height.
Speaking on Table Tennis, Engineer Ndanusa said that he was not surprised with the impact Barrister Enitan Oshodi has created in the game since coming on-board as its Presisident. “Oshodi is very passionate of the game of Table Tennis and has once again lifted Nigeria high by hosting this high-ranking Classsics.
This is a turning point for us because it is an indication that the Ping-Pong game would take its rightful place in Africa and also at the on-coming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.