Zambia to debut in Independence Grand Finale

Table tennis feast: This year’s Independence tournament will see players from Zambia take part PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Table tennis feast: This year’s Independence tournament will see players from Zambia take part PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The local table tennis players will face competition from their Zambian counterparts at this year’s edition of the Phoenix Assurance Independence Grand Finale, scheduled for September 30 at the Botswana National Youth Centre (BNYC) Hall.

This event has maintained a closed competition format since its inception in 2020. However, the Botswana Table Tennis Association (BTTA) has extended an invitation to the Zambia Table Tennis Association (ZTTA) this year.

The BTTA has traditionally hosted a single international tournament, the Botswana Open, which takes place in early December. Speaking to Mmegi Sport, BTTA public relations officer, Tshegofatso Malepa explained that the invitation to ZTTA aims to strengthen relations between the two neighbouring table tennis associations. She also noted that individual players from the region have expressed interest in the competition, and the BTTA is awaiting official confirmation.


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