African Women Champion, Olufunke Oshonaike, will be partnering Cameroun’s Sarah Hanffou in the doubles event of the 2017 ITTF World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany.
According to the rules of ITTF, players from different countries are allowed to pair themselves in the doubles and mixed double events of the global tournament.
Having partnered at the 2015 edition of the championship in Suzhou, China, the duo will again be re-igniting their friendship on table in the German city of Dusseldorf on May 29 to June 5.
For Sarah Hanffou, the 2010 African Women Champion, pairing Oshonaike has been a fulfilling decision in her career particularly considering the experience and pedigree of the Nigerian star.
“Oshonaike have been my good friends and we understand ourselves. It did not take me time to decide to choose her because she is among the best in the world, considering her record as the most successful female table tennis player in Africa having won more laurels than any player. She is a social and very respectful. I look forward to a good outing in Germany,” Hanffou said.
Oshonaike is eagerly looking forward to the tournament with the hope of exceeding her 2015 first round exit in the singles.