Rilwan Akanbi, Fatimo Bello emerge as NTTF champions
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Nigeria, May 22 -- Rilwan Akanbi of Atinuke Table Tennis club of Lagos and Fatimo Bello of G20 club have emerged the champions of the 2021 Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) National Championships that took place at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
Akanbi defeated junior International, Taiwo Mati 4-3 (7-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9). Mati won the first two sets but Rilwan rallied and came back from two sets down to win the third, fourth and fifth sets. Mati came back to take the sixth game but Rilwan finally triumphed in the seventh set with a 11-9 win.
In the semi-final, Mati defeated David Fayemi 4-0 (11-8, 14-12, 11-4, 11-5) while Akanbi defeated Azeez Solanke 4-2 (3-11, 11-9, 11-8, 5...
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