Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    My dream of playing with the best in Europe is becoming a reality, says Quadri

My dream of playing with the best in Europe is becoming a reality, says Quadri

Aruna Quadri, Nigerian Table Tennis star, has expressed delight over the opportunity to participate in the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) champions league.Quadri is the first Nigerian to come this far. He has continued to put his country and the continent in the spotlight."I am really so happy that my dream of playing with the best in Europe is becoming [...]

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    I need a coach but I have no sponsor, says Aruna Quadri

I need a coach but I have no sponsor, says Aruna Quadri

Africa’s highest-ranked table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, says he's in need of a coach to prosecute the 2017 ITTF World Cup holding in Liege, Belgium.Quadri, who was the first African to qualify for the quarterfinal of the Olympic Games, says he lacks the sponsorship to hire a coach."I am actually getting used to playing without a coach because I have [...]

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    Nigeria Open: I’m indebted to Lagos fans, says Omar Assar

Nigeria Open: I’m indebted to Lagos fans, says Omar Assar

Omar Assar says the fans played a crucial role in his triumph at the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open in Lagos.The Egyptian made history as the first player to win the men’s singles title thrice. He is also unbeaten in all his participation in the tournament.To claim the title, Assar beat India’s Sarthak Gandhi in the final 4-0 (11-6, 13-11, 11-6, [...]

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    Nigeria Open: I’m in good form… my target is to win, says Olajide Omotayo

Nigeria Open: I’m in good form… my target is to win, says Olajide Omotayo

With regular training in Lagos in the last two months, coupled with help from Aruna Quadri, Olajide Omotayo says his game has improved ahead of the ITTF Nigeria Open.The Italy-based star says he's confident of his chances ahead of the tournament holding in Lagos.Omotayo said: "I am in good form at present because I have been training very well after the [...]

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    Nigeria Open: We’ll stop foreign players from winning all the medals, says Akpan

Nigeria Open: We’ll stop foreign players from winning all the medals, says Akpan

Cecilia Akpan, who won the women’s singles event when the ITTF Nigeria Open was test-run as Lagos Classics in 2013, says Nigerian players are determined to prove their mettle during this year's event Akpan says although the tournament has attracted some of the world's best players, Nigerians are ready to compete with them for the medals."For me this is another chance for us [...]

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    I can be champion of Nigeria Open, says Qatar’s Li Ping

I can be champion of Nigeria Open, says Qatar’s Li Ping

In 2009, Li Ping represented his birth country China and his partnership with compatriot Cao Zhen claimed the mixed doubles title at the World Championships in Japan.Since switching nationality, Li Ping has won some ITTF tours and ahead of the Nigeria Open in Lagos, he's bullish about his chances of emerging the champion.Ping said he's anticipating exciting displays and fireworks [...]

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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 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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    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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    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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