Top Seeded Hamburg based Female Table Tennis Player Funke Oshonaike has lamented the inability of the National Sports Commission to adequately fund the Table Tennis Federation, so that top seeded player can continue to contribute to the growth of the sports sector.
Speaking on a Channels Television Morning Sports show, skyping in from Hamburg, Funke 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 funding, as personal funds spent on the last tournament she attended has not yet been refunded.
She broke down asking what she was doing idle at home in Hamburg instead of being at the ongoing tournament in Sudan.
She Further elaborated on the travails of Haruna Qadri Africa’s No 1 seeded Table Tennis Player.
Funke Started her playing career in Lagos on a street called Akeju street, Shomolu, Lagos, in the early ’80s while very young.
Funke was a spectacle each time she played because she was very small and used to amaze people with her skill at that early age.
She attended Community Primary School now known as Ola-Olu Primary School, Agunbiade, Shomolu, Lagos. While in primary 4, she won a competition for the school and was honoured by the Headmaster of the school, Mr G.O. Taiwo, on the assembly ground in front of his school mates.
After her primary education, she proceeded to Igbobi Girls High School, Igbobi-Yaba, she left the school when she was in SSS 1 to proceed with her education and professional career.
DAFE OMOJU – ABUJA