After successfully competing for Ghana at the recently ended World Table Tennis Contender series in Nigeria, young table tennis champion James Marfo has set his career hopes higher.
According to him, the opportunity to compete for the Black Loopers is a right step to urge him on as a player.
“I have competed and won the National championship and other tournaments but playing for senior National team is a dream come true for me. I was delighted to join my other colleagues for the showdown in Nigeria.
“Playing against top players from Europe and other African countries was not easy though my first time but I have learnt a lot from those encounters. It will push me to do more,” he said.
The 2023 National Tamale Open winner also expressed gratitude to the GTTA, his club and management for the support.
“The support from the president of the Ghana Table Tennis Association, Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu, the executives and members of the fraternity has been great. My club NJTTC, Nana Yaw Boateng and manager Legend Danquah also keep me going for the ultimate, I am really grateful to all of them,” James Marfo expressed.
Under the tutelage of coach Annang White and manager Legend Danquah, Marfo who plays for the New Juaben Table Tennis Club has been tipped as the next pingpong star for the Black Loopers.
However, coach Annang White, disclosed that suitable training measures have been outlined to keep his player in shape and focus.
“The steady progress of James Marfo within the cycle has not been on the lighter note. We have strategically put in place training programs in line with his club NJTTC to make sure he keeps the winning hopes alive.
“So joining the National team was not a surprise we knew he has worked hard and there are more to come,” coach Annang White stated.