Musa Mustapha is an 11-year-old Nigerian boy who currently won the under-11 world’s best table tennis player in the male category. The young boy has spoken on how everything started in his life and the effect of being a champion.
In an interview with BBC News Pidgin, the 11-year-old boy said he started playing table tennis at the age of 9. Adding up, he indicated that the sport gives him much confidence.
Musa Mustapha indicated that in relations to the general perception of being a champion, nothing has changed since he became a champion. He said people still treat him the same way they used to treat him and nothing really special.
“I started playing table tennis at the age of nine. My father did not know I normally play table tennis. But one day, he told us to escort him to table tennis hall and he started playing and he saw us playing.
He found us a coach and we started training and that was how it started.”
Furthermore, he said he also play soccer, skating and other games, aside table tennis that makes him happy and gives him confidence.
He said he wants to be an engineer and the world’s table tennis champion when he grows up. He can become the best if given much and proper training. It’s a big plus for Nigeria and Africa as large.
Watch the video of the interview below….