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11-Year-Old Musa Mustapha Emerges Best Cadet Table Tennis Player In The World

Nigerian teen sensation Musa Mustapha has been named the best cadet table tennis player in the world.

11-year-old Musa was named in the recent International Table Tennis Federation ITTF release after he garnered a total of 128 points to top the ranking in the boys U-11 cadet category, according to Premium Times.

According to SportingLife, Abuja-based Musa also ranked 17th in the U-13 category with his brother rated in 18th place.

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Musa is now the second African and first Nigerian to top the world ranking following the success of Hana Goda in 2020 where she was ranked the best U-15 female in the world.

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Musa Mustapha had previously made his senior debut for the country in the 2018 Nigeria Open in Lagos.

The Al-Faizun Junior Academy student, who was part of the Nigerian star team that won the 2019 ITTF Junior Circuit in Ghana, will be part of the World Youth Series (which replaced the ITTF World Junior Circuit) taking place later this year in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana.

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