Aruna Quadri and Funke Oshonaike have been named player-of-the-year by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF).
The award ceremony was held during the just concluded NTTF President’s Cup at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Quadri, who’s the African champion and ranked 31 in the world, was applauded for his exploits this year especially for his singular efforts for bringing Nigeria to global map in world table tennis.
The 26 year-old rose from 237 in the world in February this year to 30 in October following his impressive outing at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup held in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Also, Oshonaike, who has been a role model for young players with her conduct on and off the table, was adjudged the senior female player of the year.
Olasunkami Oginni and Ajoke Ojomu won the junior player of the year, while Abayomi Animashaun and Muyibat Bello claimed the cadet of the year award.
The coach of the year went to Olawale Ajetunmobi of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), while Opeoluwa Osoba is the match official of the year.