Kila Jisi

Cameroonian, Sarah Nana Hanffou has lifted the SONARA Table Tennis Trophy after beating Egyptian, Islem Laid in the finals 4sets to 0 in the female category.

After a good start in the competition, beating all her opponent, Sarah emerged champion in the female category.

Though many thought the game was easy as Sarah won all the matches, she said, “for me it was not easy because I had to focus a lot, and be conscientious of the way I played and also tried to be accurate. She said she had to discuss the tactical aspect of the match with the coach and this helped her for the final.

“The coach told me to be much more offensive and confident and I think you saw I was not defending and close to the table”.

Elated by the win, she said, “To share these moments with the public, the federation and the sponsor, is fantastic”.

Speaking to after the competition, she said, “playing at home, one always has the desire to win. Having a medal was the objective and the colour is just an addition”.

The left handed Islem Laid offset Sarah at the beginning but she learnt the trick and adapted tactics to cope.

Sarah a young woman of 26, born of Cameroonian father and French mother did not turn up for the 4th edition of the competition, as she started work in France and could not take holiday at will.

She is looking forward to qualifying for the Olympic Games.

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