By Izuchukwu Okosi:
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Thursday confirmed that the 2017 Nigeria Open which has been listed in its Challenge Series calendar will be streamed live on its television platform ITTV, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
ITTF’s free online streaming platform, according to the information on its website, tv.ittf.com will offer two tables of action throughout the five-day championships.
The Nigeria Open will hold on August 9 to 13 with players across the globe expected to complete their registration today, July 20. The final entries for singles was concluded July 10 while the final entries for doubles ends alsotoday, Thursday, July 20.
Over 22 countries made up of 148 players (95 men and 53 women) will compete for the prize money, which is the highest in the ITTF Challenge Series. The players will compete in the singles for men and women, as well as U-21 men and women. The doubles will also be competed for in the men and women categories.
“The Nigeria Open has continued to grow each year and the registration this year has been overwhelming with some of the top players in the world coming to Lagos.
"To give fans across the world the opportunity to watch daily matches this year, they have decided to ensure that two tables are beamed live on its free channel. For fans across the globe, this is another chance to watch the best of the best competing for the top prize,” Tournament Director Femi George said in a release made available to Completesportsnigeria.com.