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    Quadri’s ‘mighty’ presence will make it hard to retain Nigeria Open title, says Olah

Quadri’s ‘mighty’ presence will make it hard to retain Nigeria Open title, says Olah

Benedek Olah says the "presence of mighty Aruna Quadri" would make it difficult for him to retain the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open he won last year.The Finnish player says the quality of players confirmed for the tournament and an elbow injury he's nursing may affect his chances."I must say that it is not going to be easy to retain the [...]

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    I’m coming to reclaim my title at Nigeria Open, says Omar Assar

I’m coming to reclaim my title at Nigeria Open, says Omar Assar

Omar Assar says he's determined to reclaim his title at the 2017 edition of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The Egyptian says he was unable to make the tournament last year as a result of his club's fight for survival in the French league."I cannot wait to return to Lagos this year because last year, it was a bit tight for me [...]

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    Quadri begins quest for success at Ultimate Table Tennis League

Quadri begins quest for success at Ultimate Table Tennis League

African champion, Aruna Quadri, will on Thursday begin his quest for success at the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis League in Chennai.A total of 48 top table tennis players will participate in the tournament.Quadri will be leading Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas against DHFL Maharashtra United led by the world no. 8, Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting.They will be joined by women’s no. 22, Austria’s [...]

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    ‘Quadri needs world class coach to excel at ITTF championships’

‘Quadri needs world class coach to excel at ITTF championships’

Olabanji Oladapo, vice president of African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), says African champion Aruna Quadri needs a quality coach to excel at this year’s ITTF World Cup.Oladapo, who was in Agadir, Morocco, when Quadri beat Assar 4-3 in the men’s singles final, said the lack of "world class tutors" is the bane of table tennis development in Nigeria."It is known fact [...]

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    Dalung praises ‘class act’ Quadri, assures him of World Cup support

Dalung praises ‘class act’ Quadri, assures him of World Cup support

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, has described Aruna Quadri as a class act in the wake of his victory over Egypt's Omar Assar.Quadri on Monday recorded a hard fought 4-3 victory over Assar, his continental rival, in the final of the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup.The win earned Nigeria's number one table tennis player a ticket as Africa’s male [...]

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    Quadri overcomes Omar Assar to qualify for ITTF World Cup

Quadri overcomes Omar Assar to qualify for ITTF World Cup

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri overcame his longtime rival, Egypt’s Omar Assar, in the final of the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup to qualify for the World Cup in France.Having conquered Mohamed El-Beiali 4-0 in the semifinal, Quadri showed class to beat Assar 4-3 in the men’s singles final.Quadri who played without a coach was formidable throughout the encounter even when Assar was [...]

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    Quadri wary of Egyptian players ahead of ITTF Africa Cup

Quadri wary of Egyptian players ahead of ITTF Africa Cup

Africa’s highest ranked player Aruna Quadri says Egyptian players will pose the biggest challenge to him at the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup in Agadir, Morocco.Quadri says he will have to work hard to overcome Egypt's representatives at the ITTF Africa Cup."I think all the Egyptian players are threats to my ambition in Morocco and I am going to look forward to [...]

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    Quadri to fly Nigeria’s flag at Ultimate Table Tennis League

Quadri to fly Nigeria’s flag at Ultimate Table Tennis League

Aruna Quadri is the only Nigerian listed among 24 foreign players that will participate in the maiden edition of the Ultimate Table Tennis League in Chennai, India.Quadri, in spite of his second round exit at the just concluded ITTF World Championships in Düsseldorf, Germany, rose two spots up from 37 to 35 in the latest ITTF ranking released on Thursday.The [...]

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    ITTF World Championship: Nigeria, Egypt make seeding list in doubles events

ITTF World Championship: Nigeria, Egypt make seeding list in doubles events

Nigeria and Egypt have been included in the seeding list of doubles event of the 2017 ITTF World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany.In the 32 pairs seeded in the men’s doubles, Nigeria’s duo of Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo are the Africa’s highest ranked men’s doubles occupying 22 while Egypt’s El-Sayed Lashin and Ahmed Saleh are seeded 26th.In the women’s [...]

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    Quadri, Oshonaike lead Nigeria to ITTF World Championships

Quadri, Oshonaike lead Nigeria to ITTF World Championships

The Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has named a strong team for the ITTF World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 29 to June 5.Africa’s highest ranked player, Aruna Quadri, and seven-time Olympian Segun Toriola will lead the men’s team while African champion, Olufunke Oshonaike, will head the women’s team.Italy-based Olajide Omotayo will be making his debut at the [...]

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    ITTF African Junior Championship: Players beg Dalung to resolve funding issue

ITTF African Junior Championship: Players beg Dalung to resolve funding issue

Nigerian representatives for the ITTF African Junior Championships have appealed to sports minister, Solomon Dalung, to intervene in the issue of funding for the games.The tournament is holding in Tunis, Tunisia, from April 9 to 15 but the players are uncertain over their attendance as funding and logistics are yet to be settled.But Nneka Anibeze, SA media to the minister of [...]

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    Nigeria, Egypt, 14 African countries for ITTF world championships

Nigeria, Egypt, 14 African countries for ITTF world championships

Nigeria and Egypt, table tennis powerhouses, and 14 other African countries will participate in this year’s International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) world championships in Germany.The qualification of the 16 African teams was based on their participation in the continental tournament held in Agadir, Morocco, last year.Other African countries that will join Nigeria and Egypt are Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, [...]

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    I didn’t seize my opportunity at Hungarian Open, says Aruna Quadri

I didn’t seize my opportunity at Hungarian Open, says Aruna Quadri

Despite making the top eight list in the men’s singles of the just concluded ITTF World Tour tagged Hungarian Open, Aruna Quadri believes he should have seized the opportunity in the quarterfinal tie against Germany’s Ruwen Filus.Having fought hard from the first round of the championship, Quadri thrilled the Hungarian fans with his superb style of play."I did not seize [...]

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    ITTF 2016: Toriola, Quadri win men’s doubles title — Nigeria’s first gold medal

ITTF 2016: Toriola, Quadri win men’s doubles title — Nigeria’s first gold medal

Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola showed class to retain the men’s doubles title for Nigeria at the ITTF Africa Senior Championships.Pairing for the first time in a major championship, they conquered Egyptian teams to hold on to the title won in 2015 by Quadri and Kazeem Makanjuola.The Nigerian duo defeated ageing Egyptians, El-Sayed Lashin and Ahmed Saleh 4-2, to give [...]

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    Three Nigerians set records at Rio Olympics

Three Nigerians set records at Rio Olympics

Three Nigerian athletes have created records at the ongoing Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.The trio are two table tennis stars, Segun Toriola and Aruna Quadri, as well as Rower, Chierika Ukogu.Toriola had his seventh appearance in the current games, equaling the table tennis record and making him the most capped African Olympian.Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri set another continental record after the 2014 [...]

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    Toriola closing in on becoming Africa’s Olympic record holder

Toriola closing in on becoming Africa’s Olympic record holder

Nigerian table tennis player, Segun Toriola, will become the first African Olympian with seven appearances at the Olympic Games if he qualifies for Rio 2016.The 41-year-old has appeared in six consecutive Games since he first debuted at the Barcelona 1992 Games.Toriola became the leading Nigerian with the highest number of appearances when he competed at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, marking [...]

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