AHEAD of the National Table Tennis Championship scheduled to come up later in the year, Union bank table tennis team has embarked on a tour of friendly matches to shape up the team in preparation for the championship.
The team was at Ilorin the Kwara State capital over the weekend as part of the friendly tour and engaged in series of matches. Union Bank surpassed the Kwara state male side and the vet clubs in outright wins as well in the junior category while in the female category, Fatimo Bello led the Kwara state side to defeat Union Bank 3-1.
Union bank table tennis coach, Samson Ajayi, said he is happy with the improves performance of the players in the male category and hope to reverse the defeat suffered in the female category in subsequent games. He noted that he is looking forward to more friendly tournament both local and international to keep the team in the right frame and performance-driven.
Sports Manager, Union Bank, Peter Okoro commended the table tennis players for their efforts while urging them to keep the tempo high at all time.
He therefore commended the management of Union Bank for the continued moral and financial support being given to the sports section at all time, with a pledge that the sports department will continue to keep the bank’s flag flying as far as sport is concerned.
Union bank table tennis club had their last international competition in Cameroun-Yaounde, where the team finished 3rd in the African championship.