May 5, 2017 By Salamatu Bah
Sierra Leone has confirmed its participation in this year’s World Table Tennis Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany from May 29 to June 5.
Confirming their participation in this year’s showpiece, Public Relations Officer of Sierra Leone Table Tennis Association (SLTTA), Abraham Cobba Sesay, said Sierra Leone will compete against the other big nations.
He said in a telephone interview: “Our participation in the World Championship has already been confirmed and we will take along five athletes and a coach,” adding that the players were undergoing intensified preparations for the tournament.
Already, the entry list for the Liebherr 2017 World Table Tennis Championships has been announced with an impressive 613 athletes making the trip to Dusseldorf, Germany for the biggest table tennis event of the year.
This is the first time in the sport history, players from Afghanistan, Oman, Palestine and Tahiti will be amongst the 108 countries fighting to be crowned World Champion in the event that will be held from 29 May to 5 June, 2017.
World table tennis federation, President Thomas Weikert stated: “I am very excited about welcoming 613 players from 108 countries to my home country of Germany for the Liebherr 2017 World Table Tennis Championships. We are all a part of the ITTF family and this Championships will be a celebration of that and a celebration of table tennis. It is going to be a fantastic event, and I look forward to watching as many countries and players as possible playing here in Germany.”