You failed us, Oshonaike blasts sports ministry
TOP Seeded Hamburg based Female Table Tennis Player Funke Oshonaike has lamented the inability of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to adequate-ly fund the Table Tennis Federation, so that top seeded players can continue to contribute to the growth of the sport.
Skyping in from Hamburg on Channels Television Sports program-me, Oshonaike regretted her inability to attend the ongoing Sudan meet, which she claims would have improved her skills and world rankings, but could not as a result of lack of fund, as personal funds spent on the last tournament she attended has not yet been refunded.
She said even Haruna Qadri, Africa’s No 1 seeded Table Tennis player is going through similar travails. Funke started her playing career in Lagos on a street called Akeju street, Shomolu, Lagos, in the early ’80s while very young.
She was a spectacle each time she played because she was very small and used to amaze people with her skill at that early age.