Reigning African champion, Offiong Edem, who won three titles over the weekend at the Reach Out Nigeria (RON) Table Tennis Championship held in Uyo says the feat was hard to achieve.
.Edem had earlier created an upset by beating former defending champion, Janet Friday and Cecelia Otu to get into the final where she defeated Fatima Kazeem 4-2.
“The low standard of the facilities almost disrupted my ambition, but I managed to triumph,” Edem told National Mirror yesterday.
“The lady I played against in the final was excellent but I wouldn’t have known about her if not for this tournament,” Edem added.
The 25-year old partnered with Kazeem Makanjuola of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to win the mixed doubles while she and Cecelia Otu won the women’s doubles event.
Edem was ousted from the London 2012 Olympics in her first game against Egypt’s 18- year old Dina Meshref while she also failed to win a single match at the recent International Table Tennis Federation Women’s World Cup in Huangshi, China