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    Oshonaike makes history, qualifies for 7th Olympics

Oshonaike makes history, qualifies for 7th Olympics

Olufunke Oshonaike, Nigeria's table tennis player, has booked her place in the 2020 Olympic Games scheduled for Tokyo in the summer. Oshonaike also became the first African female athletes that will compete in seven Olympic Games in Japan. The 44-year-old tennis player defeated Sarah Hanffou of Cameroon 4-1 in the second match of the final group games of the Olympic qualifying tournament [...]

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    VIDEO: How Aregbesola, 19, beat six-time Olympian Oshonaike

VIDEO: How Aregbesola, 19, beat six-time Olympian Oshonaike

Olufunke Oshonaike, Nigeria's top female table tennis player, lost 4-3 to Nimota Aregbesola of Lagos state at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival on Monday. Aregbesola, 19, defeated the six-time Olympian in the quarter-final match. This is how it happened: [...]

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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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    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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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, 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, Shao are top seeds for Nigeria Open

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Portugal’s Jieni Shao are number one seeds in the men and women singles of the 2017 ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open "Lagos 2017". In the seeding list released at the weekend by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), Quadri who is ranked 29 in the world tops the men’s list while his continental rival – Egypt’s Omar Assar [...]

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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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2017 ITTF World Championships: I am on redemption mission in Dusseldorf, says Onoalapo

When Ojo Onaolapo made it to the quarterfinal of the boys’ singles at the 2010 World Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, it was clear that he is another Nigerian star in the making. Four years later at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, he became the saviour of Nigeria as he single-handedly won the bronze medal for Nigeria in the men’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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