The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has confirmed that 11 countries will contend for four slots available for Africa in the 2018 Youth Olympics holding in Argentina.
The countries listed are Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya.
Others include: Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Congo Brazzaville, Congo DR and Madagascar.
The qualifiers for the Olympic Games is expected to take place at the El-Menzah Stadium in Tunis, Tunisia.
Egypt’s duo of Youssef Abdel-Aziz and Marwa Alhodaby are top seeds while Nigeria’s Azeez Solanke and Esther Oribamise trail the Egyptians.
Amadi Omeh and Azeez Solanke have won gold medals for Team Nigeria at the 2016 ITTF Junior Circuit in Cairo, Egypt.
The defeated Egypt’s pair of Attia Ammar and Elsafty Omar in the cadet boys’ double event.
Despite losing the first game 11-7, the Nigerian teenagers fought well to claim the victory by winning the next three games with 8-11, 11-7, 11-4 to fetch Nigeria its first gold medal at the tournament holding at the Cairo International Stadium.
Earlier, Omeh led the Nigerian junior team to win a silver medal in the team event after conceding defeat to Egypt led by Youssef Abdel-Aziz.