Some coaches at the ongoing Nigeria Table Tennis Federation Pilot League on Thursday expressed their satisfaction on the level of organisation of the competition.
The coaches expressed their views in interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
The coach of Titan’s Table Tennis Club of Abia, Ifeoma Isaac, described the competition as well-organised with minimal hitches.
She said, “So far in the league, there has not been any delay in a match and that is because the federation has done its homework. It ensured that all logistics were in place before the commencement of the league.’’
She noted that the players were getting better with each match they played in the competition. Isaac, however, appealed to the NTTF to ensure the sustenance of the league, in order to keep the athletes busy and fit.
Another coach, Samson Ajayi of Union Bank Table Tennis Club, said that the competition kept players excited. Ajayi said that the league was more or less a training tour.
“It is a training tour because they challenge different players and have to approach each match with different attitudes.
“I can assure you that the players’ confidence level has changed and they are far better off than they were before the league served-off.”
He added that the league had brought glamour to the sport.