An 11-year-old Nigerian boy Musa Mustapha who recently emerged under-11 world’s best table tennis player in the male category has spoken on his life and the effect of being a champion.
Speaking with BBC News Pidgin, the young boy said he started playing table tennis at the age of 9, adding that the sport gives him confidence.
Musa noted that contrary to general perception, nothing has changed since he became a champion. He said people still treat him the same way they used to treat him.
“I started playing table tennis at the age of nine. My father did not know I normally play table tennis. But one day, he told us to escort him to table tennis hall and he started playing and he saw us playing.
He found us a coach and we started training and that was how it started.”
The young prodigy who said that table tennis makes him happy and gives him confidence, disclosed that he also plays soccer, skating and other games.
He said he wants to be an engineer and the world’s table tennis champion when he grows up.
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