The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode is expected to be the special guest at the grand finale of the 50th Asoju oba Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Cup, which ends today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
The governor, who was present at the last two finals of the ITTF Nigeria Open tennis, will again shows his support for the sport with his presence at the finals of the longest running table tennis tournament in Africa.
Aside the governor, dignitaries and friends of the initiator of the tournament, late Chief Dr Molade Okoya-Thomas, will also be available to grace the colourful golden jubilee anniversary of the championship.
Already, winners in the cadet, junior and doubles events have been decided but the icing on the cake for the players hold with surprise packages for the winners in the men and women singles events.
According to Deji Okoya-Thomas, the support of the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Sports Commission cannot be underestimated, as the tournament continues to receive massive support from all and sundry even after the demise of the initiator three years ago.
“The Lagos State Government has always supported this competition in one way or the other. I must use this opportunity to thank past Governors who have shown immense support and graced the competition with their presence. We will also like to thank the present Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode for continuing with this tradition of support for the competition and we hope he will be present to witness the grand finale, where we had prepared surprise packages for the winners this year,” he said.