Dreams are meant to inspire the dreamers and this aptly described the feeling of Tunisia’s Thameur Mamia ahead of the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup in Agadir, Morocco.

The Tunisian bundled out Congo Brazzaville’s Saheed Idowu at the 2016 ITTF African Championship at same venue and he is hoping he can also cause another upset in Morocco.

“After having made a meaningful impression at the 2016 African Championships by reaching the quarterfinals, I still want to go ahead and still cross the semifinals. I think I’m well prepared to this competition and I hope winning a medal in the men’s singles is possible.”

To war-war well in Morocco, Thameur Mamia said: “I participated in a training camp in Bordeaux (France) with my club, and now practicing in Tunis under the watchful eyes of our national head coach Mr. GHAZI BELKAHIA. With this, I think that I am a good challenger for the medal in the men’s singles.”

Just as he is dreaming, Thameur Mamia however, admitted, “The Tunisian national team have a really good young generation in men and women. But for now, I think that we can compete very seriously in teams but not yet in singles for gold medals. I hope we can start aiming for the top prize in the Africa in the next two to three years.”