Nigeria: Odusanya claims seventh consecutive Asoju-Oba title
Another important milestone was taken in the recently concluded Asoju-Oba table tennis championship as Bose Odusanya yesterday became the first player in the history of the competition to win seven consecutive titles.
She won her seventh women’s singles gong at the 53rd edition of Africa’s oldest table tennis tournament with a 4-0 loss to Kehinde Oyeniyi.
The Lagos State champion, who was part of the Nigerian team’s silver medal contingent at the 2021 African Championships in Cameroon, believes she will continue to dominate as long as she continues to raise her level of play. .
Unlike Odusanya, the men’s national champion, Rilwan Akanbi won his second tournament title after beating Olakunble Ajulo 4-0 in the final to reclaim the title he lost in 2017.
Akanbi, who won the 2016 championships, believes that reclaiming the title this year did not come on a gold plateau. “I can tell you that it was not easy to win the title this year. It may seem easy with the result of the result, but on the table it was difficult. But overall I thank God to have been able to recover the title again after five years, ”Akanbi said.
Speaking in the final, the wife of Lagos State Vice Governor Oluremi Hamzat said the tournament continued to add value by producing talent for the country.