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Saturday, June 02, 2018

Oh No: Nigeria's Champion Tennis Player, Seun Ajetunmobi Is Dead!

Seun Ajetunmobi, Nigeria's national Table Tennis player, is dead, The Nation reports.

The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) confirmed the death, saying it occurred at the early hours of Friday after a domestic accident at his Lagos home.

Aged 33, Ajetunmobi died at the hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Ajetunmobi last international duty for Nigeria was at the 2015 African Games in Congo Brazzaville. The Italy-based athlete was crowned men’s singles champion at the annual Aso Championships held in Abuja in May.

“On behalf of the President, the executive board members and the entire table tennis family in Nigeria, I regret to announce the sudden death of one of our National Team players – Seun Ajetunmobi, which sad event occurred early morning of June 1, 2018, in a Lagos hospital.

“The Italy-based athlete was on holiday in Nigeria after the end of the season in Italy. The federation sympathised with the player’s family and his supporters in Nigeria and around the World. The burial will be announced later by his family,” Secretary-General of NTTF, Idaye Anthony, said in a signed statement

He was survived by wife and children.

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