International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has appointed Wahid Enitan Oshodi as chairman of the ITTF Nomination Committee.
The Executive Committee of the World Table Tennis ruling body in a letter signed by ITTF Secretary General, Raul Calin, named Oshodi, who is a two-time winner of the Administrator of the Year award at the annual Nigerian Sports Award as the head of the eight-man committee which is a key standing committee of ITTF.
Former President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) and Chairman, WEOAllsports, has Abdulla Al-Mulla of Qatar as his deputy while other members of the committee are Sandra Deaton (England), Andreas Georgiou (Cyprus), Lofti Guerfel (Tunisia), David Jackson (Canada), Henry Reimberg (Chile) and Matthias Vatheuer (Germany).
Being the first Nigerian and African to head ITTF Committee, Oshodi’s immense contribution to table tennis in Nigeria and Africa has endeared him to the heart of the world table tennis family.
Apart from his administrative acumen which has taken Nigeria to an enviable position in the continent, Oshodi was the brain behind the annual staging of Africa’s elite table tennis tournament – ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.
Meanwhile, President of NTTF, Ishaku Tikon said in statement that Oshodi’s appointment was based on his immense contribution to the sport in the region and Africa.
“I am so excited that my predecessor’s efforts at regional and continental levels have been recognized globally by the table tennis family. The hardwork he has put into the sport has helped not only Nigeria but Africa. I think it is a thing of joy to Nigeria and I believe this gesture will also give me strength to put more efforts in taking the sport to a great height.” Tikon said.