After making his full international debut for Nigeria at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Portugal-based Bode Abiodun is hoping to make his outing at the 2015 African Games memorable.

Abiodun described his inclusion in the team as results of hardwork and determination which he would cherish at the multi-sports championship.

“I am happy making this team to the African Games because this is another opportunity for me to prove myself after my performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. I think the selection of the team was very transparent and unique as it afforded all the top players to prove themselves and at the end, the best were selected to be part of the team to Brazzaville. I know that in the past, we never had such platform where all the players were given equal chance to make the team. But with what has been happening, I think Nigeria will always take the best to any major championship with this kind of arrangement,” he said.

The Sporting Lisbon star added: “The games promises to be exciting with the quality of players we had in this team. Segun Toriola is an experienced player, while Aruna Quadri, Seun Ajetunmobi and Ojo Onaolapo are also very skillful, so it will be good for the team in Brazzaville. I have heard a lot about the strength of the Egyptians and I hope we can conquer them this time around.”

Abiodun said the hiring of the German technical adviser, Martin Adomeit by Nigeria as a boost to the team, saying, “Germany is one of the best table tennis playing nations in the world and having one of their coaches will be helpful to us. We hope and believe he can impact on the team before and during the games so that we can be victorious in Brazzaville,” Abiodun said.