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ITTF Selects Two Nigerian Umpires for All-Africa Games



The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has listed two Nigerian umpires to be on duty at the 2015 All-Africa Games holding in Congo Brazzaville.

John Peters and Cecilia Arinye, who are among the top rated official in the world, will be handling proceedings in the table tennis event of the multi-sports championships.

The duo also officiated at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and they have handled matches at the world and continental championships.

Peters is the longest serving table tennis umpire in Nigeria having officiated at the 1973, 1987, 2003, 2007 and 2011 All-Africa Games and for his uprightness and understanding of the game.

He was appointed to officiate in the finals of the 2013 World Junior Championships in Morocco and 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

His recent engagement was being the deputy referee at the just concluded 2015 ITTF African Clubs Championships in Cameroon.

Arinye, a former national player is the director of sports at the University of Lagos, has also officiated at previous All-Africa Games and he is one of the respected umpires in Africa.