The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), has concluded plans to follow the footsteps of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), to honour Nigeria legend, Segun Toriola who became the first African to attend seven Olympic Games.
President of NTTF, Wahid Oshodi made this known as he stated that it has become necessary to honour Toriola for his giant strides in the sport, while there are plans to recommend the former African champion and others for national honours.
“The NTTF will definitely be celebrating the legend with a series of activities in Nigeria. His achievements are so inspiring that we must find a way to say thank you to this great talented patriotic Nigerian. The IOC, the ITTF and the ATTF have led the way and we surely will ensure that we give him a befitting award.
“We are also hopeful that the Ministry of Youth and Sports will join us in this laudable quest. This will be done at a time to fit into his busy schedule,” Oshodi said.
He added: “We shall also be making a fervent case for athletes like Aruna Quadri, Funke Oshonaike Bose Kaffo and Babatunde Obisanya alongside other remarkable athletes outside football and athletics be recognised when national honours are being awarded.”