The leading names,the defending Champion and other notables players will be in contention today for a place in the quarter final of the Men’s Singles .
Lagos’s Adeyinka Hammed ,who is the defending Champion at the National Sport festival will have Oladele Kehinde from Ogun state to defeat for a place in the quarterfinals.
The light skinned Hammed defeated Mojeed Olayiwola to win Gold at Eko2012 .
Nigeria number two player and Akwa Ibom representative , Segun Toriola , who survived a scarce in the round of 32 againts Mustapha Bello of Bayelsa will have a tougher opponent in David Faleye of Lagos state .
David Faleye , a soldier , is the reigning Asoju Oba Champion and have played in the final of same competition three times .
Another thrilling encounter would be between Azeez Solanke of FCT and Fagbamila Wale of Ondo State , the former who represented Nigeria at the Youth Olympics in Argentina is gradually become a household name in Nigeria .
Timothy Olatunji of Ogun state will slug it out with National Junior , player Mati Taiwo of Ondo .
Mati Taiwo was described as the future ” Aruna Quadri ” by an International magazine .
Orimolade Siraju of FCT will be challenging 2016 Asoju Oba Champion , Rilwan Akanbi of Delta state
Rilwan Akanbi is a ping ponger that can cause upset .
The oldest ping ponger at the festival , Taofik Maya of Oyo state will face Eko 2012 bronze medalist , Ganiyu Ashimiyu of Bayelsa .
Komolafe Peters of Sokoto will play Samson Samuel of Bayelsa while Etim Orok of Cross River will battle Oyeniyi Lateef of Osun state .