11-Year-Old Nigerian Teen Emerges Best Cadet Table Tennis Player in the World

11-Year-Old Nigerian Teen Emerges Best Cadet Table Tennis Player in the World

- Nigerian table tennis talent, Musa Mustapha, has been ranked the best cadet table tennis player in the world

- Musa achieved this after he polled 128 points in the recent ranking for the category by the ITTF

- The 11-year-old becomes the second African to be ranked number one globally

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Nigerian teen, Musa Mustapha, now leads the pack globally, as far as boys cadet table tennis is concerned.

The 11-year-old in the recent International Table Tennis Federation ITTF release garnered a total of 128 points to top the ranking in the boys U-11 cadet category, according to Premium Times.

11-Year-Old Nigerian Teen Emerges Best Cadet Table Tennis Player in the World
Nigeria's cadet table tennis prodigy comes atop on the recent ITTF ranking Photo Credit: RipplesNigeria, VON
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According to SportingLife, Abuja-based Mustapha came first after getting 128 points. He is also ranked 17th in the U-13 category with his brother rated in 18th place.

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Musa's feat makes him the second African and first Nigerian to top the world ranking following the success of Hana Goda in 2020 where she was ranked the best U-15 female in the world.

The Al-Faizun Junior Academy student - who was part of the Nigerian star team that won the 2019 ITTF Junior Circuit in Ghana - is billed to be part of the World Youth Series (which replaced the ITTF World Junior Circuit) taking place later this year in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana.

The young lad had made his senior debut for the country in the 2018 Nigeria Open in Lagos.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a 13-year-old Nigerian teen got a Formula 1 McLaren deal after beating many in a motor racing contest.

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The young Nigerian had won FIFA European karting championship. With his latest contract, McLaren will be supporting him as he scaled through the junior categories of the sport.

SABC News reports that the CEO of McLaren said:

“We’ve been watching Ugo’s progress with interest, so when the opportunity to sign an agreement with him became available, we had no hesitation moving on it."

His mother, Oluchi Onweagba, had taken to her Instagram page after the positive news to appreciate God for the blessing.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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