F3TC Day 1: The Championship is Live in Ibadan!

It was a rainy morning in Ibadan, it poured almost endlessly leading to a delay of the opening ceremony. However, the participating schools arrived with their girls and registration commenced. The guests trickled in and soon the Indoor Sports Hall of the Adamasingba Stadium filled up with stakeholders in the Oyo State Sport Sector. It was a colourful event and there was palpable excitement in the air, history was being made.

The Registration Point.

The first set of F3TC competitors registering.

The opening ceremony of the Funke Treasure Table Tennis Championship commenced eventually, with the Initiator’s speech.

The Initiator asks the DJ to play Cobhams Asuquo’s Ordinary People before her speech.

The Oyo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Yomi Oke was there to give his support.

The Commissioner makes his remarks at the event.

We were honoured with the support and presence of the Captain, Table Tennis Section of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Alh. Saheed Adelekan

L-R: Deputy Director Programmes, Radio Nigeria, Ibadan, Mrs Bolatito Joseph, the Hon. Com. Mr Yomi Oke, Initiator F3TC, and Captain, Table Tennis Section, Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Alh. Saheed Adelekan

Our Consultant Coach, Five-time Table Tennis Olympian, Ms. Bose Kaffo was in-charge of the Championship.

Ms Bose Kaffo addressing guests at the opening ceremony.


Dr. Stella C. Okoli (OON) Supports F3TC

The distinguished Dr. Stella C. Okoli (OON) has delivered on her pledge to support the F3TC. The founder and CEO of Emzor Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited had promised material support earlier in the month for the Table Tennis project.

Her financial donation will now fund the production of jerseys, the empowerment session on drug abuse and doping; and meals for the four day Championship.

Dr. Okoli also donated goody bags, exercise books, pens, and motivational pamphlets to participating girls. This kind gesture on the eve of the F3TC Press Conference is a major boost in organising the first of its kind competition in Oyo State.

The F3TC team is proud of Dr. Okoli’s unalloyed support for the growth and development of the girl-child in Nigeria through sports.

Abosede Kafo

Funke – Treasure Table Tennis Championship (F3TC) has the honour of having the support and coaching of a female table tennis icon, 5-time Table Tennis Olympian; Level Two High Performance coach ITTF certified and Sports & Execrise Analyst, Ms Abosede Kafo, who doubles as the lead coach for the championship.

Abosede Kafo coaches a participant at the event

F3TC’s initiator and founder, Ms Funke-Treasure Durodola presents a special award to Ms Abosede Kafo

Uche Uwadinachi identifies with F3TC, handles photography

Uche is a creative photographer and broadcaster with Metro FM 97.7 Lagos.
He is an award winning performance poet and the author of poetry collections, “SCAR in the HEART” published in 2014; and “Songs to a Flowerbird” published in 2018 .

1st Prize winner of ANA Lagos Poetry Performance Festival (LASPOFEST)Prize 2006

2nd Prize Poetry

Winner of Ken Saro-Wiwa Contest USA 2010,

2nd runner-up – National Poetry Slam competition 2012

2nd runner-up for FNL POETRY Competition 2012 and

1st prize Winner (March) of Poetry – African Street
Writer 2013.

Spoken Word Poet of the Year 2015 at the Nigerian Writer’s Award 2016.

2nd runner-up in the Enugu poetry prize 2018
1st Prize Humanitarian Reporter Award 2018
(Peace and Conflict Resolution Category)

How Your School Benefits by Participating In F3TC

Your school will benefit from the competition in the following ways:

A two- day Coaching Clinic embedded in the Championship in which participating girls will benefit from empowerment sessions on financial literacy, confidence building, reproductive health and rights and other life skills. International trainers will train the girls.

Prizes: The winning school/girl will go away with a branded Table Tennis board, a trophy, a medal, a certificate of participation, while the winning girl competitor goes away with a laptop. There will be lots of gifts from our event supporters for all participants.

Post Event Benefits

Continuous Mentorship/ Coaching Outstanding participating girls will continuously be coached and groomed by F3TC and the Oyo State Table Tennis Association in partnership with the Oyo State Ministry of Youths and Sports.

Friendlies: There will be opportunities for travel and exposure to neighbouring states for competition

School Visibility: There will be increased brand visibility for your school.

Kindly confirm your participation to Mr. Niyi Alebiosu on 0802.300.0752.

Also download, fill and return the attached forms on or before 15th August, 2018 to Mrs. Bolatito Joseph at Radio Nigeria, Broadcasting House, Oba Adebimpe road, Dugbe, Ibadan.

Use the link below to download the application forms for the two nominated girls from your school.

F3TC Registration Form Download

About F3TC Championship Ambassadors

These are popular media professionals who have distinguished themselves in their careers in the country.

The ambassadors will be coached by a female table tennis icon, 5- Time Table Tennis Olympian; Level Two High Performance Coach ITTF certified and Sports & Exercise Analyst, Ms. Abosede Kafo, who doubles as the lead coach for the championship.

F3TC’s initiator and founder, Ms. Funke-Treasure Durodola, a leading media professional will also be part of the team.

Championship ambassadors can adopt a promising girl in any of the three categories in our Adopt –A- Girl Programme.

This would ensure such a girl remains in school and keeps her interest in Table Tennis alive.

We leave your support in that wise to your imagination and preferences.

The F3TC Lagos Novelty Match is being planned for Thursday August 2, 2018.

We celebrate your continued influence and star power online and in the print media.

When influencers like you identify with projects like this, it gains traction and the buy- in of the people.

We therefore ask for your kind support, clout and platform to enable the F3TC achieve the success it deserves.

Signed:The F3TC Team