The Chairman of Council of the newly launched World Table Tennis Federation (WTT), Liu Guoliang has called for more support from Africa to ensure that the body succeeds with the hope that the continent would stage one of the major table tennis competitions.
Speaking at the ITTF WTTF Webinar for Africa on Wednesday, the former Olympic and World Champion said, “As a global sports, Africa is one of the continents that will ensure the success of WTT and our aim is to ensure we have more top stars like Aruna Quadri from Africa because he has shown to be among the most popular table tennis players in the world and we believe there are still many talents from the continent.”
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Guoliang who is also the President of the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA) said, “I could recalled that in one of the Webinars we had in China recently, Aruna Quadri was part of it and one of the questions he asked was how Africa will be able to stage one of the top events in WTT just as he hoped that more Africans would compete in the WTT Grand Slam.