For this year’s Olympians, tomorrow is the D-day in Rio, Brazil. In what now appears to manifest into a very glorious moment for Nigeria’s table tennis team, one of its own, beautiful and elegant table tennis star, Funke Oshonaike would lead out Team Nigeria at the Opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics, at the Maracana stadium on Friday, August 5.
This graceful and stylish ping ponger who would be competing in her 6th Olympics is also the Assistant Team Captain to Mikel Obi. Funke Oshonaike, no doubt, would treasure to be the flag bearer as marching with her fellow athletes in an opening ceremony is considered by many athletes as the pinnacle of their Olympic journey. For Funke, this is really a very glorious moment. In the same team to give her full support is ageless and highly competitive Nigerian table tennis champion Segun Toriola who himself is in Rio for his 7th Olympics, a very proud record indeed.