Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Nigerian Tennis stars Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo are set to partake in the maiden edition of the ITTF World Tour in Germany set to start this week.
Quadri and Olajide’s decision was revealed by the ITTF-Africa, in a statement released on Monday and the ITTF tournament will hold at GETEC Arena in Magdeburg from Tuesday January 28 to February 2, 2020.
Olajide Omotayo won the men’s table tennis singles titles at the 2019 All African Games in Rabat, Morocco but believes the ITTF tournament will prepare him for Tokyo 2020.
“I hope and believe I can make it to Tokyo 2020 because I know that my winning the African Games means more hard work and that is why I am going to compete in some of the elite tournament this year.’
‘I am starting with the German Open with the hope that playing against the best in the world would toughen me and also help me to be in shape for the African Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tunisia next month,” Omotayo said to CompleteSportsNigeria.