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    ‘ITTF tournament will place Lagos on the world map’

‘ITTF tournament will place Lagos on the world map’

Kweku Tandoh, executive chairman of Lagos state sports commission, says hosting the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Cup will grow tourism in Lagos and place the state on the world map.Tandoh disclosed this during a press conference at the Teslim Balogun stadium, Lagos.Nigeria is hosting the African Club Championships, ITTF Africa Cup and ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.He said that the [...]

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    ITTF: Solanke, Mati shine as Nigeria dethrones Egypt in boys’ singles

ITTF: Solanke, Mati shine as Nigeria dethrones Egypt in boys’ singles

The dominance of Egypt in the boys singles of the ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championship was brought to an end by Nigeria's Azeez Solanke who won the junior boys’ singles title.Solanke partnered Jamiu Ayanwale to claim the junior boys doubles gold as well.In both disciplines, on the concluding day of play, Solanke ended Egyptian hopes.In the junior boys’ singles [...]

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    Aruna Quadri speaks excellent Yoruba in ITTF new ‘topspin master’ promo

Aruna Quadri speaks excellent Yoruba in ITTF new ‘topspin master’ promo

Aruna Quadri became Nigerian culture advocate in the new promo released by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for the 2019 World Championship scheduled for Budapest, Hungary.Considered as the best import from Africa, Quadri spoke in Yoruba language in the promo on the quality of his forehand which makes him a threat to opponents in the game of table tennis.Being [...]

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    Oshonaike: Why I lost to 19-year-old player at National Sports Festival

Oshonaike: Why I lost to 19-year-old player at National Sports Festival

Olufunke Oshonaike, a table tennis superstar, has spoken about her defeat by Nimota Aregbesola, a 19-year-old player, at the National Sports Festival.Aregbesola defeated the six-time Olympian in the quarter-final on Monday.Speaking with TheCable after the game, Oshonaike said: "I only slept for four hours after I lost in the mixed doubles yesterday."Then I started playing by 10 this morning, I won 4-3 before [...]

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    Aruna Quadri wins his first African men’s title

Aruna Quadri wins his first African men’s title

Aruna Quadri has defeated Ahmed Saleh in Mauritius to win the 2018 ITTF men's singles title in Mauritius.Quadri outplayed Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh 4-1 to win his first African championship title which he narrowly lost to Egypt’s Omar Assar in 2016.The Nigerian table tennis star did not drop a point from the first round until the final.An elated Quadri said he [...]

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    ‘Mission accomplished’ — Quadri gets ITTF nod for table tennis World Cup

‘Mission accomplished’ — Quadri gets ITTF nod for table tennis World Cup

Aruna Quadri has been given the nod to be part of the 20-man contingent to the 2018 Men’s World Cup in France.Quadri qualified for the tournament courtesy of his world ranking.In an invitation letter to the Nigerian, Zena Sim, head of World Cup and ITTF Challenge, said: "On behalf of the ITTF, we would like to invite Quadri Aruna to [...]

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    Nigeria’s Oshodi is first African to head ITTF nomination committee

Nigeria’s Oshodi is first African to head ITTF nomination committee

Waheed Oshodi is the new head of the nomination committee of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).He is the first Nigeria and African to be appointed to the position.Oshodi is a former president of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) and is the brain behind Africa’s elite table tennis tournament, ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Raul Calin, secretary general of ITTF, on Sunday named Oshodi [...]

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    Twitter to live-stream ITTF Nigeria Open

Twitter to live-stream ITTF Nigeria Open

The 2018 ITTF Nigeria Open will be live-streamed on Twitter.This was made known after the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and Twitter reached a deal to live-stream ITTF’s 2018 Challenge Series events.The deal was cemented on Wednesday, April 18 after a successful live-stream of the Slovenia Open which attracted over 200,000 viewers on Twitter.The ITTF Nigeria Open will take place [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Nigeria outshine Belize, Malaysia in table tennis

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria outshine Belize, Malaysia in table tennis

Nigeria's male table tennis players started their campaign at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia on a good note. The Nigerian players in Group 4 defeated Malaysia and Belize in their opening matches.Olajide Omotayo beat Malaysia's Chee Feng 13-11, 15-13, 11-7 to emerge winner of the three sets game.It was his second match of the day, having earlier defeated Belize's Rohit Pagarani [...]

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2018 ITTF World Championship: Nigeria female team misses out

The Nigerian female team has been ruled out of the 2018 World Team Championships by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Tuesday. The inability of Nigeria to compete at the 2016 ITTF Africa Championships held in Morocco has caused the team participation at the world championship. It could be recall that Olufunke Oshonaike was the only player that attended and defeated [...]

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    Quadri cracks top 20 in ITTF world ranking

Quadri cracks top 20 in ITTF world ranking

Aruna Quadri moved up to 20th place in the January 2018 world tennis ranking released on Monday.The top Nigerian table tennis player ended 2017 at 21/Another Nigerian who made significant progress in the ranking is Olajide Omotayo who moved from 514 to 213.Egypt’s Omar Assar also moved up to a new rank of 16 in the world.The reign of China’s [...]

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    World table tennis magazine calls Quadri ‘superstar of Africa’

World table tennis magazine calls Quadri ‘superstar of Africa’

African number one table tennis player Aruna Quadri is the cover star of the world tennis magazine's January 2018 edition.Quadri's interview with the Tokyo-based magazine, entitled ‘Superstar In Africa', is the lead story.https://twitter.com/aqttennis/status/946816709360603141The 29-year-old is featured as a result of his performance in table tennis in 2017.After recording victories over top-ranked players at the Swedish Open, Quadri amassed 50 points [...]

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    Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world — highest in his career

Aruna Quadri ranked 21st in the world — highest in his career

Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri is now 21st in the world, according to the end of year ITTF ranking released on Thursday.Going by the new ranking, Quadri has displaced Egypt’s Omar Assar as the continent’s best-ranked player.The 21st position is a new personal record for the Nigerian.Owing to his victories at the Swedish Open, Quadri amassed 50 points to improve [...]

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Quadri, Abiodun inspire Sporting to quarterfinal of ETTU Champions League

For the first time in Portugal, two Nigerians, Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun will be making history as the first Africans to aid the qualification of Portuguese table tennis champion, Sporting to the quarterfinal stage of the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) Champions League. The Lisbon-based team made their debut in the lucrative league this season and they proved bookmakers wrong [...]

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Olajide Omotayo battles for main draw at Spanish Open

Having put his inability to make it to the main draw at previous tournament, Olajide Omotayo is hoping to put this behind him as he begins campaigns in the preliminary of the Spanish Open which serves off on Wednesday, November 22. To negotiate his way into the main draw, Omotayo will have to contend with Turkey’s Ibrahim Gunduz and Kazastan’s Denis [...]

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    Aruna Quadri advances to quarter-final of Swedish Open

Aruna Quadri advances to quarter-final of Swedish Open

Aruna Quadri has defeated Portugal's Marcos Freitas to qualify for the quarter-final of the 2017 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open.Quadri beat the no. 12 seed in four straight sets.The Nigerian had on Thursday defeated Hong Kong’s Wong Chin Ting, the no.5 seed."I just managed to catch the ball with my racket; I thought the ball had bounced on my side [...]

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