Lagos – A France-based national table tennis player, Kazeem Makanjuola, on Wednesday said that his recent move to play for Bayard Argentan Club in France is to boost his profile in the sport.
Makanjuola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview from his base that he needed a veritable platform to showcase and take his career to the next level.
“I figured out that staying in Nigeria would not give me adequate exposure and avenue to acquire more knowledge.
“I have played with virtually all the players in Nigeria and over time we have mastered each other’s style of play.
“I needed more challenges and it’s from this I can get better and break new grounds,” he said.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
NAN reports that Makanjuola joined compatriot Segun Toriola at the club, which now has two Nigerians in its ranks.
He also told NAN that he relocated to France to have a feel of professional table tennis.
“I now want to play table tennis professionally and meet players from other countries and learn new things from them.
“I now want to be known as a professional player in every sense of the word.”
Makanjuola stressed that he was building his skills and career, to make an appreciable impact anytime he was called upon to fly Nigeria’s flag in competitions.
“When next am to represent Nigeria I want my impact to be felt that’s why I am building up my capacity,” he said. (NAN)