Team Africa Here To Experience Uniqueness

The uniqueness of the World Cadet Championship is something that Team Africa hopes to experience while in Suva, Fiji.

Team Manager Pacinthe Osman from Egypt said the World Cadet Championship was not a normal championship.

"It's unique because it has different components like, educating players and coaches about the sport and about fair play," she said.

"It's completely different, we don't just come for competition, we come to train together and learn from each other."

Ms Osman said her team has been participating in tournaments around the world with several other teams that are currently in the World Cadet Championship.

"So my team has made friends with other players from around the world, but it is our first time in Fiji and it is another opportunity to make more friends and to learn more," she said.

Team Africa had a six day training camp before coming to Fiji and also took part in the Egypt Junior and Cadet Open held in Sharm El-Sheikh.

African Table Tennis Federation President Khaled El-Salhy, who had a session with Team Africa before their departure, urged them to do the continent proud.

Team Africa is made of four boys and four girls and they are Fadwa Garci from Tunisia, Hana Ibrahim from Egypt, Houda Norhane Taguercifi from Algeria and Kiara Naidoo from South Africa make up the girls’ team while the boys’ team include Mohamed Azzam of Egypt, Youssef Ben Attia of Tunisia, Regis Kiassi of Congo and Abdelbasset Chaichi of Algeria.

The team is coached by Ghazy Ben Kahia of Tunisia and Ahmed Belkaci of Algeria and managed by Egypt's Pacinthe Osman.

Pic: Tupou Mafi: Regis Kiassi of Congo training for the 2017 World Cadet Championship


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