Nairobi to host ITTF Africa regional meeting

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President, ITTF Africa, Eastern Region, Andrew Mudibo

The city of Nairobi, Kenya is set to host the maiden edition of the table tennis federations in the Eastern Region of Africa.
The meeting in Nairobi according to the Andrew Mudibo, President of ITTF-Africa Eastern Region, is to provide the 13 countries in the region an opportunity to jaw-jaw concerning the way forward for the promotion and growth of table tennis in the region.
Expected at the meeting that is schedule to hold on February 18, 2017 in Nairobi, is one representative from each member country. The member countries include Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda, and they are expected to arrive Nairobi on February 17, 2017.
Top on the agenda list for the meeting are filling of regional office officials, development activities on a rotational basis, equipment donor-ship on a rotational basis and competition among the region to qualify for ITTF-Africa Top 16 Cup.
Michael Brown, Cordinator, ITTF & Africa-Oceania Development has describe the meeting as an important and encourages member federations to attend.
“I would also like to encourage your attendance at this important meeting, as part of the establishment of the East Africa Region. This is an important milestone in the future development of table tennis, not only in East Africa, but for the entire continent of Africa.
Although there is not unlimited support, large support is being offered towards each of the regions to assist with the establishment of Regional Championships, which will also act as qualification events towards the ITTF-Africa Cup. This provides an opportunity for athletes to compete among neighbouring countries, and not be required to travel to the opposite side of the continent to be able to compete internationally.”
Brown added that “There will also be assistance towards hosting a Regional Hopes Week, to assist with talent identification for the future stars within your region”.
The ITTF-Africa Eastern Region was formed on 25th October, 2016 at the last General Assembly meeting of ITTF Africa that was held in Agadir, Morocco.