Ghana’s Table Tennis team book qualification to World Championship


news, story, article

By Simon Asare, GNA 

Accra, Sept.
11, GNA – Ghana’s Men Table Tennis team, the Black Loopers, have secured
qualification to the World Table Tennis Championship in South Korea next year.

The team
secured their qualification at the just-ended Africa Games held in Morocco.

The qualifiers
saw 19 participating teams competing for a place at the World Championships
with seven slots available for World Table Tennis Team Championship.

Ghana defeated
Madagascar and Senegal in the main draw to reach the quarter-finals stage.
Ghana eventually placed fifth at the African Games which guaranteed them a slot
at the World Championship.

The General
Captain of the Team Ghana who happens to be the Captain of the Black Loopers
said, “The team is happy to have qualified for Championships next year. It
is an opportunity to showcase ourselves and also to gain more exposure for
future competitions.

”I urge
government and corporate institutions to help make this a reality since it will
go a long way to help Ghana in future. I thank the Sports Ministry, the Ghana
Olympic Committee, the National Sports Authority and Ghana Table Tennis
Association as well as Ghanaians for their support before and during the
African Games.

”I also want
to thank STANBIC Bank GH, Asky Airlines, Nketiah Law Firm for their immense
support for Table Tennis over the past few years,” he stated.