Tennis: Aruna Quadri Leads Team Nigeria To Kenya
A four-man strong Nigerian team has been confirmed by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) for next month’s ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup holding in Nairobi, Kenya.
Men’s singles defending champion – Aruna Quadri tops the list of confirmed Nigerian players as well as seven-time Olympian, Segun Toriola.
They will be competing in the men’s singles.
For the women’s singles, Olufunke Oshonaike and Edem Offiong will fly Nigeria’s flag at the event.
Also like Nigeria, the world body has confirmed the Egyptian team for the three-day tournament.
Africa’s highest ranked player who just joined Borussia Dusseldorf in the German Bundesliga, Omar Assar will lead the North African side to the championship.
He will be joined in the men’s singles by veteran Ahmed Saleh.
Women’s singles defending champion – Dina Meshref will be joined by Farah Abdel-Aziz in the event.
Aside Nigeria and Egypt which have a four-man team, others like Tunisia, Morocco, Congo Brazzaville, South Africa, Ghana, Mauritius, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo DRC and host – Kenya have either one of two players representing them in the championship.
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