By Femi Atolagbe
Chairman Ondo State Table Tennis Association, Engineer Adam Z Chandy has donated cash award to the state’s team that won medals at the just concluded National Sports Festival in Edo State.
The Chairman who awarded the team with cash prize at the state sports complex in Akure also extended the gesture to other table tennis players that featured at the national fiesta.
He commended the athletes and their coaches for their doggedness in ensuring that table tennis contributed to the state medal haul at the festival.
The chairman promised to do more to motivate and support the team as they were preparing for Aso national table tennis Championship in Abuja which is slated between May 4 and 8.
He thanked the Vice Chairman, Oluranti Jasper Netufo Mr Olusola Bajulaye, Ondo State Senior Staff Club and Elan Club for their support before and during the festival.
While responding, the state table tennis coach, Adedotun Omoniyi thanked the state government for their support for the team, he also lauded the contribution of Ojo Onaolapo who is one of the players discovered and developed from the state for donating training equipment for the team.
Amadi Omeh had won the state gold in men single event and Oloruntade Adeola claimed bronze medal in men single for the state, Mati Taiwo and Akinwale Fagbamila also clinched bronze in men doubles while the team comprise of Akinwale Fagbamila, Mati Taiwo ,Oloruntade Adeola, Joshua Oladiran and Amadi Omeh earned the state gold in team event.