Nigeria’s teenage table tennis sensation, Musa Mustapha has been ranked the world’s best player in the boys’ Under-11 by the International Table Tennis Federation.
Mustapha becomes the second African to be rated number one in the world, after Egypt’s Hana Goda was named the best Under-15 female player in 2020.
The Abuja-based Mustapha was part of the Nigerian team that won the 2019 ITTF Junior Circuit in Ghana, but made his senior debut at the 2018 Nigeria Open in Lagos.
In the rankings released by the ITTF, Mustapha with 128 points, is number one in the Under-11 and number 17 in the Under-13 category.
Nigeria national junior champion Taiwo Matti is ranked 12th in the Under-17 cadre and 64th in the Under-19 ranking.