The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has been thrown into mourning as national Table Tennis player, Seun Ajetunmobi was confirmed dead on Saturday morning.
According to a statement issued by NTTF Secretary -General, Idaye Anthony who confirmed the death, said the the death occurred at the early hours of Saturday after a domestic accident at his Lagos home.
“On behalf of the President, the executive board members and the entire table tennis family in Nigeria, I regret to announce the sudden death of one of our National Team players – Seun Ajetunmobi, which sad event occurred early hours of June 1, 2018, in a Lagos hospital.
“The Italy-based athlete was on holiday in Nigeria after the end of the season in Italy. The federation sympathised with the player’s family and his supporters in Nigeria and around the World. The burial will be announced later by his family,”
Ajetunmobi’s last international duty for Nigeria was at the 2015 African Games in Congo Brazzaville. The Italy-based athlete was crowned men’s singles champion at the annual Aso Championships held in Abuja in May.
Aged 33, Ajetunmobi died at the hospital where he was receiving treatment and was survived by wife and children.