Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Nigeria Open: Quadri paired with Egypt’s Assar for doubles event

Nigeria Open: Quadri paired with Egypt’s Assar for doubles event

Nigeria's Aruna Quadri has been paired with Egypt's Omar Assar for the doubles events of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Aruna and Assar are the sixth seed on the list.India’s duo of Gnanasekaran Sathiyan and Shetty Sanil are number one while France’s Antoine Hachard and Gregoire Jean are second.The third seed are Sarthak Gandhi and Italy’s Carlo Rossi while singles defending [...]

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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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    Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe has the highest number of countries participating in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The continent has 148 players - 95 men and 53 women - that have confirmed participation.A total of ten European countries are expected for the championship while Asia has three representatives and Latin America has one.Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa are the [...]

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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 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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    ITTF lists Nigeria Open, confirms date for tournament

ITTF lists Nigeria Open, confirms date for tournament

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has included Nigeria Open in its Challenge Series calendar.The international tennis body has also confirmed the date for the championships holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.Nigeria Open remains the highest prize-money tournament among the ITTF Challenge Series with a purse of $46,000.Algeria’s Mounir Bessah has been named as the competition [...]

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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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    Oshonaike, Hanffou link up again for ITTF World Championships

Oshonaike, Hanffou link up again for ITTF World Championships

African women champion, Olufunke Oshonaike, will partner Cameroon’s Sarah Hanffou in the doubles event of the 2017 ITTF World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany.According to the rules of ITTF, players from different countries are allowed to pair themselves in the doubles and mixed double events of the global tournament.Oshonaike and Hanffou have been partners before at the 2015 edition of [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Young table tennis players at risk of dumping the sport, says Oshodi

INTERVIEW: Young table tennis players at risk of dumping the sport, says Oshodi

Wahid Oshodi, president of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), is passionate about youth development. His interest in the sport and the youths in particular, has seen him sponsor series of junior programmes for table tennis players across the country.Against the backdrop of Nigeria's absence at the ITTF African Junior Championships, Oshodi says that sustained funding is required to support the development of [...]

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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 unveils team for ITTF African Junior Championship

Nigeria unveils team for ITTF African Junior Championship

A 10-man team that will represent Nigeria at the 2017 ITTF African Junior and Cadet Championships holding in Tunis has been unveiled by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF).The players were selected based on several trials organised by the federation as well as their past records.The continental championship serves as qualifiers for the World Junior Championship in Italy later in [...]

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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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    Oshonaike to inspire table tennis players through training clinic

Oshonaike to inspire table tennis players through training clinic

Olufunke Oshonaike, the most successful female table tennis player in Africa, is set to organise a clinic for young Nigerian players.According to Oshonaike, the essence of the 10-day camping exercise is to inspire and motivate the players to be passionately committed to the sport."I love table tennis and the sport has given me all I need in life. Apart from [...]

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    ITTF appoints 2 Nigerian umpires for Rio 2016

ITTF appoints 2 Nigerian umpires for Rio 2016

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has appointed two Nigerian umpires for the table tennis event of Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Games.The umpires, John Peters and Cecilia Arinye, are part of a total of 47 officials enlisted by ITTF to officiate table tennis games at the tournament.The duo officiated at the 11th All Africa Games in Brazzaville in 2015.Peters, the [...]

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    ITTF names two Nigerian umpires for All-Africa Games

ITTF names two Nigerian umpires for All-Africa Games

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has listed two Nigerian umpires to be on duty at the 2015 All-Africa Games holding in Congo Brazzaville.John Peters and Cecilia Arinye, who are among the top rated official in the world, will be handling proceedings in the table tennis event of the multi-sports championships.The duo also officiated at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in [...]

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