Nanevie scoops gold at Westchester Monthly competition
It was an amazing moment of Ghanaian table tennis coach, Courage Nanevie, last weekend when he brushed aside stiff competitions to win the ultimate at the Westchester Table Tennis Monthly medal in the USA.
Nanevie, a former navy officer, produced a spectacular performance in the handicap event beating Ferreira Khaldun in the final to pick the ultimate prize.
Prior to playing in the final, Nanevie drew a bye in the quarter final before clashing with Tacy Kyle who had earlier beaten Aamer Shehroze, in the semi-final to secure a meeting with Khaldun in the final.
An elated Nanevie told Graphiconline that the victory meant a lot to him although this wasn’t the first time he had grabbed gold in the monthly competition.
The New York-based trainer said the victory was a reward for the hard work he invested at training and was looking forward to wining more medals before the end of the year.
Nanevie expressed appreciation to the management of the Westchester Table Tennis centre for the opportunity and for adding more value to his skill and believes the improvement he has seen over the years had been mainly due to the support from the management of the centre.
Last Saturday, Nanevie was not the only winner as two of his trainees also made him proud by wining gold and bronze at the competition.
Jafri Ameer displayed a lot of skills to win gold at the under-1750 event while Daneshvar Hamoon also picked silver in the under 1000 category.
Nanevie expressed his delight over the victory of his trainees and said the reward a trainer gets was to see his students win matches and praised them for the remarkable achievement and for making him proud.