African cadet champion, Taiwo Mati is the surprise inclusion in Nigeria team for the Twenty nineteen ITTF Africa Cup, serving off at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on August third to fifth.

Mati, who emerged best male player at the All African Games trials and was recently crowned the national Under-twenty one champion, will make his senior international debut at the qualifying tournament for this year’s ITTF World Cups.

The five-man team will be led by Africa’s number one and continental champion, Aruna Quadri who will be supported by highly experienced Segun Toriola, Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo.