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The final of the
prestigious Lawyers Table Tennis Open (Mfon Usoro Cup) will hold this Saturday
at the indoor hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. 

This year’s edition will
feature members of the Calabar Bar, who will be making their first appearance
in the tourney while their Ibadan counterpart will also be aiming to clinch the
trophy.

Speaking ahead of the
finals, foremost Lawyer, Paul Usoro SAN expressed delight that the tournament
has become a rallying point for lawyers from across the country.
“I’m quite delighted
about this year’s edition of the LTTO tournament. The beautiful thing about
this tournament is that it is a platform for lawyers to bond and connect with
themselves away from the tense setting of the chambers and courts. I am
particularly delighted because this edition is featuring debutants which is an
indication of the growing profile of the tourney among Lawyers. I look forward
to seeing good sportsmanship on Saturday,” he said.
Also speaking on the
tourney, Mrs. Mfon Usoro, stressed that that LTTO was inspired by a vision to
promote the culture of healthy living among lawyers using sports as the
platform.
Since it started in 2009,
the Lawyers’ Table Tennis Open has grown to become one of the leading annual
sporting events amongst lawyers in Nigeria. 
Participation in the
tourney cuts across Nigeria and it enjoys a wide appeal amongst lawyers, the
public, the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association and Judges. 
More than two hundred
lawyers have participated in the tournament since inception, with the numbers
expected to increase in the coming years.