Media Accreditation opens for Nigeria Open

The media accreditation for the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour tagged Nigeria Open begins on Monday July 3.

Intending journalists and media houses willing to cover the five-day championship are expected to register online via and the deadline for registration has been fixed for August 3, with limited spaces available.

This year’s tournament promises to be exciting as top players from Africa and Europe have confirmed their participation in the highest-paid tournament in the ITTF Challenge Series.

The Nigeria Open holds on August 9 to 13 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium. Participants will jostle for $46,000 this year while six events have been listed by the world table tennis ruling body and they are singles (men and women); doubles (men and women) as well as U-21 boys and girls.

Most of the top players from Europe and Asia are hoping to use the tournament to garner world ranking points.

According to the prospectus for the tournament, any player entering for the tournament will agree to abide by all ITTF rules and by the rules and regulations of the Organizing Committee.