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International Table Tennis Referee, Nigerian, Emmanuel Lajide appreciating the just ended SONARA International Table Tennis Tournament, has said Cameroon needs to improve on its protocol.

“The players want the protocol aspect of the competition-the schedule to be respected, to run as quickly as possible, but when there is delay, they put pressure on the officials.

Despite this, the referee has described the SONARA International Table Tennis Tournament as a show-case of the best players in Africa.

Cameroon needs to learn from the best and young players brought here and that is what is important for us as referees.
“The organization worked well, the facilities for the competition were good and the people running the competition, the president and officials did well”.

He credited to the umpires for the work done. “We had a-one day training and they have been running the competition for the last five years and there is tremendous improvement”.

Nigeria would be organizing the Lagos Classics for the first time and Lajide has said this would be a bigger organization, a 40,000 dollar tournament with the best players expected. The Yaounde tournament served as training for the Lagos Classics, stated.

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