African Games: Offiong Edem wins Nigeria’s first medal

Table tennis star, Offiong Edem on Tuesday won Nigeria’s first medal at the 13th edition of the African Games in Accra, Ghana.

Edem claimed a bronze medal in the women’s singles event.

The experienced table tennis star lost 4-0 to Dino Meshref of Egypt in their semi-final contest.

It would be recalled that she also won the bronze medal in the same event four years ago in Congo, Brazzaville.

“I am so happy that we were able to attend the last World Championships in Korea and this really helped my game a lot. I want to thank the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) for their support and I believe attending such a competition really helped me personally here in Ghana,” Edem was quoted by making of champions.

“The Egyptians are ahead of us because they attend more competitions than us and we hope we can get such support to return to the top of the game in Africa.”

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