Learning from the shortcomings of previous schemes, the programme is backed by microfinance institutions including FUCEC
and WAGES, two of the largest credit networks in Togo.
That was followed by a thrilling 4-3 (11-6, 10-12, 11-2, 11-7, 7-11, 10-12, 12-10) win over second seed Croatian Luka Fucec
in the semi-finals to set up the title showdown.
Others who qualified to the second round were Emilien Vanrossomme of Belgium and Poland's Konrad Pulps from Group 'A', Luka Fucec
of Croatia and Tanapol Santiwattanatarm of Thailand from Group 'B', and Leonardo Mutti of Italy and Germany's Florian Wagner in Group 'C'.