Guyanese Ambassador Shadood wins inaugural Ramadan Table Tennis Championship in Qatar

Ambassador Safraaz Shadood (blue and black) in action against his Croatian opponent in the final

Al Mohannadi, who is also President of the Arab and Asian Table Tennis Unions and First Vice-President of the International Table Tennis Federation, told Qatar News Agency (QNA) that the QTTA decided to organise the tournament after the ambassadors welcomed the idea to be added to the QTTA’s annual Ramadan tournaments.

“The participation of 24 ambassadors in the first edition is wonderful, and everyone witnessed the distinguished atmosphere during the competitions,” Al Mohannadi said, voicing hopes that the tournament would be organised in all Ramadan seasons.

Assistant Secretary of the QTTA, Ali Sultan Al Muftah hailed the competitiveness of the tournament, adding that the great interest of the ambassadors in the international and professional tournaments organised in Qatar prompted the QTTA to organise this Ramadan tournament. (Gulf Times)

Editor’s Note: On his way to championship success, Ambassador Shadood, a former national junior player for Guyana, won games against Ambassadors to Qatar from Mozambique, Croatia (twice), Peru and Djibouti.