Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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    Funding threatens Nigeria’s participation in ITTF African junior championship

Funding threatens Nigeria’s participation in ITTF African junior championship

There are strong indications that the Nigerian team may not make it to the 2017 ITTF African Junior Championship over a paucity of funds.The ministry of youth and sports, TheCable learned, has approved funds for the trip but its late release may hinder the Nigerian contingent's trip.With less than five days to the tournament which begins April 9 in Tunis, the [...]

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    Nigeria-born Italian, Oyebode, shines at ITTF Junior Open

Nigeria-born Italian, Oyebode, shines at ITTF Junior Open

Nigerian-born Italian, John Oyebode, was in superb form at the just concluded 2017 ITTF Italian Junior and Cadet Open in Lignano.The 15-year-old claimed two gold medals in the cadet event of the championship.Oyebode partnered Matteo Gualdi to beat Czech Republic’s Simon Belik and Tomas Martinko 11-9, 9-11, 15-17, 11-9, 11-8 to win gold in the cadet boys doubles.He also paired [...]

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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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    Murray overtakes Djokovic as world number one

Murray overtakes Djokovic as world number one

Briton Andy Murray will take over from Novak Djokovic as world number one Tennis player when the rankings are updated on Monday.This was after his Paris Masters semi-final opponent Milos Raonic withdrew with a leg injury on Saturday.“I have a grade one tear on my right quad and unfortunately won’t be able to face Murray in the semi-final,” Canadian Raonic [...]

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    ITTF 2016: Toriola, Quadri win men’s doubles title — Nigeria’s first gold medal

ITTF 2016: Toriola, Quadri win men’s doubles title — Nigeria’s first gold medal

Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola showed class to retain the men’s doubles title for Nigeria at the ITTF Africa Senior Championships.Pairing for the first time in a major championship, they conquered Egyptian teams to hold on to the title won in 2015 by Quadri and Kazeem Makanjuola.The Nigerian duo defeated ageing Egyptians, El-Sayed Lashin and Ahmed Saleh 4-2, to give [...]

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    Venus becomes oldest Wimbledon women’s singles semi-finalist in 22 years

Venus becomes oldest Wimbledon women’s singles semi-finalist in 22 years

Venus Williams has become the oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist for 22 years, after defeating Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova.The five-time Wimbledon winner secured victory in three sets 5-2, 7-6, 6-3 to qualify to the semi-final.Venus joins younger sister Serena in the last four in a comeback victory at the ongoing tennis championship.It was not always plain sailing for Venus, who was forced to recover from [...]

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