The Bayelsa State Para-Table Tennis Association is optimistic the state’s contingent for the Para-Games will represent the state well at the 2nd edition of the Para Games which is ongoing in Abuja.
The Chairman Bayelsa State Table Tennis Association, Amaebi Ebikpolade attributed the successes the Table Tennis Association has recorded in recent times to dedication of people who have genuine passion for the game.
Speaking with Sports writers in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital on Sunday, Ebikpolade stated that the state para table tennis players are determined and focused to bring laurels back to the state.
He said: “I think the recent achievements of the Association is due to passion, because when somebody that loves a particular sport is being given the opportunity to lead, success will follow.”
“The last time we came for Para Games table tennis, we came out with the highest number of gold, so we are hoping to better that record in this tournament. The players are ready and motivated to go.”
Also speaking, the secretary Bayelsa Para Table Tennis Association, Stella James expressed hopes of a good outing in Abuja.
“This 2023 Para Games I’m optimistic, I believe in my players and by God’s grace victory is sure.”
The captain of Team Para Table Tennis, Godspower Moses alias ‘Leave am for me’ hinted of the contingents’ desire to make the state proud.
“This 2nd edition we want to make our miracle Governor proud, we want to make the state proud so we are going for gold medals.”