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ATTF President hails Accra 2023 African Games as best in history of competition

March 8, 2024
ATTF President hails Accra 2023 African Games as best in history of competition

Mr. Khaled El-Salhy, President of the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), has lauded the 2023 competition as the best organized in the history of the event.

During a press conference, Mr El-Salhy commended Ghana for hosting a highly successful tournament, stating, “I can say that this African Games is the best game for table tennis. Ghana brought a lot of improvements to the competition.”

He highlighted the increase in the number of participating countries to 29, the highest in the competition's history, surpassing the previous record of 24 countries in Congo Brazzaville.

“We did not play only quarter or semifinals but a round of 72, and you don't know which team would qualify to the next round,” Mr El Salhy emphasized, praising the competitive intensity of the matches.

Mr. El-Salhy extended his congratulations to President Nana Addo Dankwa and the President of the Ghana Table Tennis Federation for their efforts in elevating the standards of the games, particularly in table tennis.

Acknowledging the high standards displayed by the players, Mr. El-Salhy noted that it exemplified the advancement of African table tennis on the global stage.

In a similar vein, Mr. Wahid Oshodi Enthan, Vice President of the ATTF, expressed gratitude to Ghana for hosting the African Games, highlighting the dedication and hard work required to organize such a prestigious event.

He emphasized the importance of learning from other countries, particularly North African nations, which have achieved remarkable success in developing and elevating the game of table tennis.

Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu, President of the (GTTA), while acknowledging that the Ghanaian team missed out on medals, expressed satisfaction with their performance, underscoring the overall success of the tournament.

The Accra 2023 African Games marked a significant milestone in the advancement of table tennis in Africa, showcasing the continent's growing prowess and competitiveness in the sport.

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