Table Tennis: Toriola blasts retirement comments

Table Tennis: Toriola blasts retirement comments

Nigeria’s veteran table tennis star, Segun Toriola has expressed disappointment over comments on social media questioning his participation at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Toriola played a key role in the team’s event that won silver losing to India in the final. He also led Nigeria to a 3-2 win over England in the semis of the team event. But was knocked out of the doubles and retired to a knee injury in the men’s singles.

The following comments were made by some Nigerian fans after the above tweet by the Nigeria table tennis federation.

Toriola has come out to rebuke those comments calling for his retirement.

Tennis reporter Latipha Adebayo called on Nigerians to give the legendary tennis star his deserved respect.