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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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    Quadri, Abiodun lift fourth Portuguese Cup with Sporting

Quadri, Abiodun lift fourth Portuguese Cup with Sporting

Sporting’s trio of Aruna Quadri, Diogo Carvalho and Bode Abiodun checkmated ADC Ponta do Pargo to retain the Portuguese Super Cup for the fourth time in a row.Sporting were on the losing side away to Borussia Dusseldorf in the ETTU Champions opener but the Portuguese side lined up Quadri, Diogo Carvalho and Abiodun against ADC Ponta do Pargo in the [...]

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    Nigeria’s Oladapo elected deputy president of ATTF

Nigeria’s Oladapo elected deputy president of ATTF

Olabanji Oladapo has been elevated to the position of deputy president of the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) by the council board of the body.Until his election, Oladapo was vice-president, administration. As deputy president, he replaces Henri Djombo who recently resigned.Khaled El-Salhy, president of ATTF, said Olabanji’s contribution to the sport and his administrative acumen prompted the board to elect him to [...]

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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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    Nigeria qualify for 2019 ITTF Team World Cup

Nigeria qualify for 2019 ITTF Team World Cup

Nigeria on Wednesday secured their place in the 2019 World Team Cup championship in Japan.The Nigerian team beat Egypt 3-1 to emerge as men's team event winner at the ITTF African Championships in Mauritius.The trio of Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun fought well to record a convincing win against the Egyptians.But it was not same story for the [...]

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    Aruna Quadri climbs to 18 in latest ITTF ranking

Aruna Quadri climbs to 18 in latest ITTF ranking

Aruna Quadri has become the first Nigerian to make the top 18 ranking of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).Quadri rose from 20 to 18 in the August 2018 ranking released by the table tennis ruling body on Sunday.The Nigerian's ascent was helped in part by his last 16 performance at the Australian Open.Quadri, who is the second African to [...]

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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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    ITTF Ranking: Quadri displaces Assar as Africa’s best rated star

ITTF Ranking: Quadri displaces Assar as Africa’s best rated star

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has displaced Egypt’s Omar Assar as the best ranked African player in the world following the release of the July 2018 ITTF World Ranking.The ranking which was released on Monday by the world table tennis ruling body has Quadri jumping two steps up to 20 rated players in the world.The Nigerian was ranked 22 in June, but [...]

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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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    NTTF seals three-year kit deal for national teams

NTTF seals three-year kit deal for national teams

Gewo, a Germany-based table tennis manufacturing company, will kit Nigeria's national teams to major competitions for the next three years.The deal was sealed in Halmstad, Sweden by Ishaku Tikon, president of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), and Gewo’s representative Florian Wehner.According to a statement made available to TheCable on Sunday, the deal will provide the Nigerian teams ITTF-approved equipment while [...]

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    Nigeria fails to secure promotion at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria fails to secure promotion at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria’s quest for promotion to the championship division of the ITTF World Team Championships has come to an end.Slovakia on Friday defeated Nigeria, the only African team campaigning in the second division.Aruna Quadri, Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo were beaten by the trio of Lubomir Pistej, Samuel Novota and Wang Yang.Pistej defeated Quadri 3-1 win while Novota beat Abiodun 3-2. Omotayo, [...]

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    Nigeria beats Spain to seal quarter-final place at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria beats Spain to seal quarter-final place at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria had a smooth ride to the quarter-final of the second division at the ITTF World Team Championships.The Nigerian team recorded a 3-1 win over Spain in the last 16 tie played at the Halmstad Arena, Sweden.The trio of Aruna Quadri, Segun Toriola and Bode Abiodun humbled Spaniards Carlos Machado, Alvaro Robles and Jesus Cantero.Nigeria will now meet Slovakia [...]

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    Nigeria qualifies for knockout stage of ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria qualifies for knockout stage of ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria bounced back from the loss to Slovakia by defeating Bulgaria and Australia on Wednesday in the men’s second division of ITTF World Team Championships.The trio of Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo beat Bulgaria's Golovanov Stanislav, Alexandrov Teodor and Kodjabashev Denislav to qualify for the knockout stage of the championship.Toriola showed class against Stanislav with an emphatic 11-7, 11-3, [...]

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    Nigeria suffers first defeat at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria suffers first defeat at ITTF World Team Championships

Nigeria suffered its first defeat at the 2018 ITTF World Team Championships in Halmstad, Sweden.Having won against Turkey and Argentina, Nigeria was on the losing side on Tuesday against Slovakia.The West African side fielded the trio of Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri, and Olajide Omotayo against Slovakia’s trio of Lubomir Pistej, Wang Yang, and Samuel Novota.It was Toriola that first tasted a 3-0 defeat [...]

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