Olajide Omotayo wins silver at US tourney


Olajide Omotayo a Nigerian tennis player has won silver at the Westchester Open tournament in the United States.

The player was impressive in the tournament, going all the way to the final where he lost to tournament favourite, Kai Zhang of China 3-1.

Omotayo after his silver winning performance described the table tournament as the biggest hosted in the United States.

“The monthly tournament is hosted in Westchester, New York, the best table tennis centre in the US,” he told News Agency of Nigeria. “I am happy and overwhelmed because I won amid so many Chinese players.

“Coming to the US has in one way or other improved my skills and tactics. One thing I will never do in this life is to stop believing in myself. Self-confidence got me a silver medal at Westchester Table Tennis tournament.”

The tennis player who has been in the United States for two months and has won five medals there, will move to Marcozzi Table Tennis Club, in Italy by September.

“In the Robert Chens weekly tournament, I have won it four times in a row. I keep getting better each day because I play more matches here in the US,” adding that “I came to the US to train and play open tournaments.”