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Bayelsa State Table Tennis Chairman Rewards Athletes with Two Hundred Thousand Naira

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*Presents Cheque of Over Five Hundred Thousand Naira to Coaches for Courses

Bayelsa State Table Tennis Association on Thursday organized a reception to honour the State table tennis stars that did the State proud in the 2nd Para Festival in the Nation’s capital Abuja.

The reception was organized by the chairman of the Bayelsa State Table Tennis Association Mr Ama-Ebi Ebikpolade who doubles as South South Zonal Representative in the board of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation.

The event had the presence of the acting secretary of the Bayelsa State Sports Council Mr. Okoro Egbe, Head of Department Coaching Mrs. Catherine Sasuode, and staff of the sports council and members of the association.

In a remark chairman of the Bayelsa State Table Tennis Association Mr. Ama-Ebi Ebikpolade, said he was pleased with performance of the Para Table Tennis team, stating that the performance of the para table tennis outing was indicative of the huge investment put in by the Association.

Mr. Ebikpolade noted that his aim as chairman was building human capital development for the coaches and athletes in order to have a better life after sports by sponsoring athletes and coaches to schools within and outside the country.

He asserted that the days where Table Tennis was often referred to as Lagos State sports was over as Bayelsa has come to stop the western monopoly, describing the performance of the para table tennis team as laudable.

The NTTF South South Representative, announced a reward of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (#200,000.00) to each of the para at

hletes while a cheque of Five Hundred and fifteen Thousand Naira #515,000.00 was given to two coaches to cover their admission expenses for the coaching courses.

He explained that the association will be sponsoring two coaches Mr. Adebayo Oladimeji to the National Institute of Sports NIS in Lagos and Abadi Azibalua for advanced sports coaching and Professional coaching courses in Ghana, noting that his dream is to see Bayelsa athletes compete favorably with their peers outside the country.

Mr. Ebikpolade further explained that as a Chairman of Bayelsa State Table Tennis in the last few years , he has enrolled athletes to Benson Idahosa University Benin City, Edo State which includes Samuel Boboye the captain of the State table tennis team, Mathew John, Isaac Boboye and Nicodemus Debekeme.

In separate Goodwill messages from Acting Secretary of Bayelsa State Sports Council Mr Okoro Linus Egbe and Head of Department Coaching Mrs Catherine Sasuode, both lauded the chairman of Bayelsa State Table Tennis Association for investing in sports as well as giving priority to the welfare of athletes.

They noted that with the support rendered to Table Tennis in Bayelsa, the state is hopeful of dominating the sports soon.

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