Nigeria Kickstart 2022 Common Wealth Games by Recording Massive Win in Table Tennis

Nigeria Kickstart 2022 Common Wealth Games by Recording Massive Win in Table Tennis

  • Offiong Edem has began her game at the 2022 Common Wealth game on an impressive note winning first game
  • The 35-year-old big table tennis player defeated Cumberbatch from St Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Sports Minister Sunday Dare has enjoined all Nigerian athletes at the 2022 Common Wealth games to do well

Nigeria have started their campaign their campaign at the 2022 Common Wealth games on a good note as Offiong Edem defeated Cumberbatch from St Vincent and The Grenadines in table tennis.

The encounter was in the singles and the 35-year-old Nigerian won 3-0, 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 in what was a fantastic performance from Edem.

Respected Nigerian Journalist Adepoju Tobi who is in Birmingham where the Common Wealth is going on posted this latest development about table tennis.

Offiong Edem, Common Wealth games, table tennis
Offiong Edem in action for Nigeria in table tennis game. Photo by JUNG YEON
Source: Getty Images

It was indeed an easy game for Edem Offiong and she will only hope to do better in her subsequent games at the Common Wealth games.

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Who is Offiong Edem?

Offiong Edem is a Nigerian table tennis player. She competed for Nigeria at the 2004 and 2012, and 2016 Summer Olympics. She qualified to represent Nigeria at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham: South Africa's Full Schedule for Day 2

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how South Africa will target another strong showing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games currently taking place in Birmingham.

Team SA usually comes back with medals from the competition, and will be motivated by it being revoked from Durban a few years ago because of internal turmoil. Below is a list of who will be competing at what time in the afternoon and evening sessions.

16:00 South Africa (Rittmuller/Neluonde) v Fiji Men's Pairs Sectional Play - Round 1.

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16:00 South Africa (Van der Vyver/Viljoen) v Australia Para Men's Pairs B6-B8 Sectional Play - Round 2.

16:00 South Africa (Snyman, Kruger, Calitz, Muvhango) v Niue Women's Fours Sectional Play - Round 1.

19:00 South Africa (Rittmuller/Neluonde) v Guernsey Men's Pairs Sectional Play - Round 2 19:00 South Africa (Van der Merwe/Levin) v Scotland Para Women's Pairs B6-B8 Sectional Play - Round 2

Source: Sports Brief News

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