Nigerian Table Tennis national player, Seun Ajetunmobi has died at the age of 33.
The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) confirmed the death, saying it occurred at the early hours of Friday June 1 after a domestic accident at his Lagos home.
Ajetunmobi died at the hospital where he was receiving treatment. His 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.
“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 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,” Secretary-General of NTTF, Idaye Anthony, said in a signed statement