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11-year-old Nigerian boy emerges best cadet table tennis player in the world



Musa Mustapha, a Nigerian boy has emerged atop his peers as far as boys cadet table tennis is concerned.

In a recent released by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), Musa, 11, garnered a total of 128 points to top the ranking in the boys U-11 cadet category, according to Premium Times.

SportingLife reports that the young prodigy came first after getting 128 points. He is also ranked 17th in the U-13 category with his brother rated in 18th place.

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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