The Nigerian female team has been ruled out of the 2018 World Team Championships by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

This big miss is coming on the heels of Nigeria’s non-participation in the 2016 ITTF Africa Championships held in Morocco.

It was only Olufunke Oshonaike that was able to sponsor herself to the tournament, which she claimed the women singles title at the expense of Egypt’s Dina Meshref.

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With this development, Egypt will be leading five other African teams to the tournament holding on April 29 to May 6 in Halmstad, Sweden.

However, the world table tennis ruling body has confirmed the men’s teams of Nigeria and Egypt as well as five other African countries for the 2018 World Team Championships holding in.

Nigeria and Egypt make the list of teams that qualified automatically for the tournament based on their world rating and performance at the 2016 edition in Malaysia but they are expected to campaign in the second division after both teams failed to make it to the Championship division in 2016.

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