Nigeria’s team lost out to Egypt in the final of the team event at the 2023 ITTF African Championships taking place in Tunis, Tunisia on Thursday evening, reports Prime Business Africa.
Nigeria’s men and women’s team faced off against their respective opponents for tickets to the 2024 Olympic Games but lost out to the north Africans in keenly contested matches.
The Egyptian ladies were the first to pick their tickets as they handed out a 3-0 defeat to Nigeria in the final.
The one-sided encounter once again witnessed the dominance of Egypt on the continent as the North Africans qualified for their third consecutive Olympic Games at the expense of Nigeria.
The men’s final was well contested by Egypt and Nigeria but the Egyptians came out victorious with a 3-1 win.
With the conclusion of the team competition, all eyes are now fixed on the mixed doubles event where another Olympics ticket is at stake.
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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.