This year’s ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open begins in Lagos today with some of the best ranked table tennis players in the world featuring.

According to the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Enitan Oshodi, about 169 players, including 40 in the top 250 in the world will be participating in the ITTF tournament.

The ITTF Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open is the seventh out of the nine Challenge Series, as the players fight for ranking points.

Apart from the quest to amass ranking points, winners of the men’s and women’s singles titles will take home $5,000 US Dollars while winners in the doubles category will earn $3,000.

In the U-21 men’s and women’s categories will win $1,000. Total prize money for the tournament is $46,000.