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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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    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 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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    2018 ITTF World Team Championship: Nigeria marches on as Egypt slump in Sweden

2018 ITTF World Team Championship: Nigeria marches on as Egypt slump in Sweden

Team Nigeria continued their march to the Championship Division at the 2018 ITTF World Team event holding in Halmstad, Sweden while Egypt suffered their second group defeat of the competition.Having won their first group match against Turkey convincingly, Nigeria was made to work harder on Monday April 30 against Argentina.With Segun Toriola narrowly losing the first game to Horacio Cifuentes, [...]

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CWG Day 7 Round Up: Toriola, Quadri, Abiodun advance in Table Tennis singles, Odunuga qualifies for boxing semis

It was a disappointing 400m finals for Yinka Ajayi of Nigeria in the women's event on Day 7 at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.Ajayi finished 8th in the final clocking 52.26 seconds in a race that saw Botswana's Amantle Montsho reclaim the Games gold medal.Nigerian duo of Praise Idamadudu and Isoken Igbinosun crashed out in the women's [...]

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    Nigeria wins first medal at Commonwealth Games

Nigeria wins first medal at Commonwealth Games

Nigeria on Monday won its first medal of the Commonwealth Games in Australia.Team Nigeria won silver after being defeated by India in the men's table tennis final.The Indian team dispatched Nigeria 3-0 to secure gold.Nigeria qualified for the final of the table tennis event after defeating England 3-2 in the semi-final.The country's representatives in weightlifting failed to win a medal [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s table tennis team beat England to qualify for final

Commonwealth Games: Nigeria’s table tennis team beat England to qualify for final

Nigeria has qualified for the final of the table tennis event at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.The country's male representatives defeated England 3-2 in the semi-final.With the team leading 2-1, Olajide Ojo lost to Liam Pitchford in the fourth game to stretch the affair to the fifth set.Bode Abiodun showed resilience, maturity and experience to claw his way back after [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: Toriola, Abiodun cruise into table tennis semi-final

Commonwealth Games: Toriola, Abiodun cruise into table tennis semi-final

Nigeria’s table tennis players on Saturday defeated Australian opponents in the quarter-final of the men's doubles event at the Commonwealth Games.Segun Toriola and Olajide Omotayo defeated Australia's David Powell and Heming Hu 3-0 in three straight sets of 11-7, 11-5, 11-7.Nigeria will face the winner of the clash between Northern Ireland and England.Seven-time Olympian Toriola advanced to the semi-final men's [...]

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    Toriola rues Nigerian poor preparation for Commonwealth Games — want autonomy for sports federations

Toriola rues Nigerian poor preparation for Commonwealth Games — want autonomy for sports federations

Nigeria's seven time Olympian, Segun Toriola rues the poor preparation of the country's athletes for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.The 43-year-old who is eyeing eight Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan says that the country has never had it so good when it comes to preparation for major tournaments like the Commonwealth and Olympic Games.“I don’t know why things cannot change in [...]

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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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    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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How Nigeria faired in major sports in 2016

For Nigerian football, the year 2016 was packed full of amazing contradictions for Nigeria sports, man made errors, needless controversies, lack of planning, financial challenges, lessons learnt as well as failures from familiar places and honors from places and circumstances unexpected.Welcome to Nigeria sports, where controversies are definitely to be expected.The year 2016 in Sports was a bitter-sweet experience [...]

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Kenya invites Segun Toriola to train its players

What Nigeria is not considering has now become a corner stone for other country as Kenya Table Tennis Association (KTTA) has invited African legend Nigeria’s Segun Toriola to train its players in a five-day training camp in holding in Nairobi.Toriola would arrive Kenya on Monday December 19 for the training campo which kicks off tomorrow Tuesday December 20 at Oshwal [...]

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JUST IN: Aruna Quadri maintains 25th position in world ranking

Against all odds, Aruna Quadri maintained his status in the November ITTF World Ranking as the number 25th rated player in the world. Many had expected the 2014 ITTF star player to slide in the ranking following his first round exit at the ITTF World Cup in Germany as well as the men’s singles final match lost to Egypt’s Omar Assar [...]

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