Dina Meshref has remained the only unbeaten player in Africa and this has earned her the highest ranking female player in the continent.

The southpaw will be returning to big stage when the 2019 World Table Tennis Championship serves off in Budapest on April with the hope of exceeding her previous outing.

As an incurable optimist, the Egyptian star believes she has the quality to make it to the last 16 in the women’s singles while she expressed same enthusiasm over his partnership with compatriot – Omar Assar in the mixed doubles event.

Already, there are plans by the Egyptian Table Tennis Federation (ETTF) to stage a training camp in Germany as part of their build-up to the biggest table tennis tournament this year.

“We are planning to have a national team training camp in Germany before the World Championships, and I personally will be doing some physical exercises also. Also, we will be participating in Oman Challenge Plus, so I think this would also prepare us well for the matches in the WTTC,” she said.

The African Champion added: “I hope I could reach the round of 16 in the women’s singles. I believing getting to the last 16 in singles and reaching quarterfinals or maybe winning a medal in mixed doubles are possible for me in Hungary.”

Dina Meshref admitted that it would take time for any African to make the podium at the WTTC. “The level of the African players is still not as high as those who make it to the top 4 in the world championships,” she said.