- Musa Mustapha is the male under-11 world's best table tennis player and the young boy has revealed that he started playing table tennis at the age of nine
- Musa said he was surprised when he became the world champion in his category, adding that he wasn't expecting it
- The young boy who wants to be an engineer when he grows up said table tennis makes him happy
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An 11-year-old boy identified as Musa Mustapha is the male under-11 world's best table tennis player.
Speaking with BBC News Pidgin, the young boy said he started playing table tennis at the age of 9, adding table tennis gives him confidence.
According to Musa, nothing has changed since he became a champion. He said people still treat him the same way they used to treat him.
In his words:
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"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."
What he likes and dislikes about table tennis
Musa said table tennis makes him happy and gives him confidence. According to him, he also plays soccer, skating and other games.
The young boy said what he doesn't like about table tennis is when he loses to an opponent.
He said he wants to be an engineer and the world's table tennis champion when he grows up.
Many commend the boy
"Forget school, focus on this table tennis. No money for education in Nigeria."
"Great, follow your dream."
"Awww he is such a sweet boy."
"Keep it up dear, God bless you always."
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