LAGOS, (Xinhua) --
Nigeria and Egypt will lead 14 other African
countries to this year’s International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The qualification of the participating teams was based on their
attendance of continental tournament held in Agadir, Morocco in
2016, while other African countries that will join Nigeria and Egypt
for the tournament are Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo
Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Libya, Morocco, South Africa,
Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo and Tunisia.
According to the list of eligible teams to enter players for the
championships, Europe dominates the list of participants with 45
nations while world champions China will lead 37 Asian countries and
regions to the tournament.
Also, Nigeria and Egypt will benefit from Aruna Quadri and Omar
Assar ranking as both players are among the top 100 in the world and
this will provide the two countries the opportunity to present four
players each while other teams that will have four players in the
men’s event are Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England,
Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Poland, Qatar, Romania,
Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey,
Ukraine and the United States.
Austria, Belarus, Brazil, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South
Korea, Portugal and Chinese Taipei will present five players each
while the host Germany is expected to list six players for the