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Chief Adeyemo pledges support to T/Tennis star

Sports philanthropist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo has expressed really diness to support Table Tennis star, Saheed Idowu in his quest to win international laurels.

Chief Adeyemo also known as Igboho Osa stated this when the 2012 Olympian paid a courtesy visit to his office in Ibadan.

He said his dream is to see the Oyo born player rank amongst the best players in the world.

The Ibadan based sports philanthropist said, “I am commitment to support Saheed Idowu in order to become one of the best table tennis players. I believe has the capacity to be great and surpass his contemporaries”.

He further said, “For a player that has attended two All African Games winning a bronze and silver in the doubles event at Maputo and Brazzaville, I have a strong conviction he has more medals in him.

“Over the couple of years, we have supported football and it has not given us our desired goal; it is time for people like me and other Oyo indigenes to rally round Saheed Idowu”.

In his response, 2018 ITTF African-Cup semi finalist, Saheed Idowu promised to be a good ambassador of Oyo state.

Idowu called on other prominent individuals in the country to emulate the giant strides of Chief Sunday Adeyemo in Nigerian Table Tennis, adding that “Nigerian sports would have become advanced if others also give our sport the kind of massive support Chief Sunday Adeyemo has given us”.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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