Nigerian Table Tennis Prodigy, Mathew Kuti Expresses Satisfaction At All African Games Performance

Kunle Adelabu

The Nigerian table tennis prodigy, Master Mathew Kuti (left) with other senior members of the table tennis contingent to the African African Games in Accra Ghana including Quadri Aruna (middle) that won silver medal.

The Ikorodu – born table tennis prodigy, Master Mathew Kuti, has expressed satisfaction at his performance at the ongoing 13th All African Games in Accra, Ghana, which is his first – ever tournament as a senior player.

Mathew, who won Silver in Teams Table Tennis and Bronze in Double Table event, was part of the 10 – man contingent listed by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) for the Games.

He made his debut alongside Amadi Umeh and experienced stars like Quadri Aruna, Olajide Omotayo and Taiwo Mati, to compete in the men’s events of the Games which will end March 23rd.

Speaking with THE IMPACT late Tuesday night, he said that he felt great and satisfied with his first outing at the African Games, as a senior player.

“The Games was great. I feel happy and better to have been part of the Team Nigeria. It was satisfactory and fulfilling, more so, this is my first tournament as a senior team player. Fortunately, it is in the All African Games”, Mathew said.

“It was a very competitive tournament and other countries put up great challenges”, he added.

He pledged to keep doing his home town, state and country proud.

Mathew Kuti (right) and his colleague posing with thier bronze medal won at the All African Games

“My dream is to keep flying the Ikorodu, Lagos and Nigeria flags higher by giving all my best in subsequent Table Tennis tournaments”, Mathew assured.

Meanwhile, an Ikorodu – born in diaspora, Prince Adegbola Esumade, who hosted Mathew on Tuesday, has commended the table tennis sensation on his performance at the All Africa Games.

Esumade hosted the young champion at the back of the Ita – Elewa Sports Centre, and charged him to keep flying high and take Ikorodu, Lagos and the country higher in the table tennis world.

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