Nigerian Tennis Player, Seun Ajetunmobi Is Dead


The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has announced the passing away of 33-year-old Seun Ajetunmobi, who died in an hospital in the early hours of June 1 after a gas explosion at his Lagos home. He was on holiday in Nigeria after the end of the season in Italy.

The secretary-general of NTTF, Mr Idaye Anthony, wrote in a signed statement, “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 morning of June 1, 2018, in a Lagos hospital.

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.

The Italy-based athlete was crowned men’s singles champion at the annual Aso Championships held in Abuja in May.

The burial will be announced later by his family

He was survived by wife and children.