Nigeria, June 21 -- Nigeria's national U-21 table tennis champion Taiwo Mati, has been listed among the awardees of 2021 'With The Future In Mind' (WFIM) scholarship by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

Mati who has been consistent with his performance in recent times was among the 13 players chosen under the Prominent Youth Players category by the world table tennis ruling body.

The African cadet champion is one of the two African players listed alongside Egypt's Hana Good who is the world's number one U15 player in the girls category.

According to the statement issued by ITTF at the weekend, WIFM has been a core component of the Athletes Development Model since its inception, targeting prospects from all over the worl...