Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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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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    Quadri, Oshonaike crash out of Nigeria Open singles event

Quadri, Oshonaike crash out of Nigeria Open singles event

Nigeria's top table tennis players Aruna Quadri and Olufunke Oshonaike have crashed out of ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Both players suffered unexpected defeats by lesser-ranked players on Saturday.Nigerian Abiodun Bode beat Quadri(pictured) in six sets, winning 4-2.Oshonaike lost her round of 16 game to the U21 champion, Giorgia Piccolin. [...]

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    Nigeria Open: Aruna Quadri is top seed, Oshonaike seeded sixth

Nigeria Open: Aruna Quadri is top seed, Oshonaike seeded sixth

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has been seeded No.1 in the 2017 Seamaster ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open which begins on Wednesday at the Teslim Balogun, Stadium in Lagos.Aruna, who is currently ranked 29 in the world, will be in action at the five days competition.Fellow compatriots Bode Abiodun and Ojo Onaolapo are seeded eight and ninth respectively in the men’s event.The winner [...]

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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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    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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    I was so scared of losing to a 12-year-old girl, Oshonaike admits

I was so scared of losing to a 12-year-old girl, Oshonaike admits

Nigeria's Olufunke Oshonaike has revealed that she was scared of getting defeated by her 12-year-old opponent at the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships in Düsseldorf, Germany.The six-time Olympian made the admission after defeating Filipinos Rizumu Ono in a thrilling six games encounter of 15-13, 11-8, 12-10, 8-11, 6-11, 12-10."I must tell you that I was really scared wondering what I [...]

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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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    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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    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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    Oshonaike: Nigeria has quality table tennis players but they lack good coaching

Oshonaike: Nigeria has quality table tennis players but they lack good coaching

Olufunke Oshonaike, renowned table tennis player, says Nigeria is blessed with raw talents in the sport but they lack adequate support from their coaches.She said she was amazed by the quality of table tennis players she came across during a table tennis clinic organised for young players in the country.The veteran of the sport said the clinic made her conclude that a lack [...]

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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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    Quadri, Oshonaike qualify for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Quadri, Oshonaike qualify for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Aruna Quadri and Olufunke Oshonaike have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after making it to the semi-final stage of the singles event of the 2015 African Games in Congo-Brazzaville.Quadri, who defeated Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh 4-1 in the quarterfinal, will be making his second appearance at the Olympics after his debut in 2012 when he made it to the [...]

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    ITTF Africa Senior Cup: Quadri upsets Lashin to book final ticket

ITTF Africa Senior Cup: Quadri upsets Lashin to book final ticket

Aruna Quadri caused the biggest upset of the ITTF Africa Senior Cup competition after beating defending champion and number one seed, Egypt’s El-Sayed Lashin 4-2 in the semi-final match of the men’s singles.The encounter attracted some fans to the multi-purpose sports complex in Yaounde with both players thrilling them with their superb performance.To win the match, though, Quadri had to [...]

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    Quadri, Oshonaike win NTTF awards

Quadri, Oshonaike win NTTF awards

Aruna Quadri and Funke Oshonaike have been named player-of-the-year by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF).The award ceremony was held during the just concluded NTTF President’s Cup at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.Quadri, who’s the African champion and ranked 31 in the world, was applauded for his exploits this year especially for his singular efforts for bringing [...]

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