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Injury Knocks Nadal Out Again

Men’s world tennis number two, Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Mexican Open on Tuesday, cutting short his comeback from an injury when his ailing right hip flared up again. “My goal and hope was to play in this tournament. Unfortunately, in my last training session, I felt a sharp pain in my leg again,” the 31-year-old Spanish star said ...

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Toriola, Quadri In Nairobi As 2018 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup Begins

Nigeria’s table tennis stars Segun Toriola and Aruna Quadri will be in action at the Kasarani Indoor Arena of Moi International Sports Centre from Thursday March 1 as the best 32 table tennis stars in Africa converge for the 2018 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup. 29 years after staging the maiden ITTF World Cup, Kenya is hosting the three-day tournament, ...

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Quadri Instills Fear Into India’s Gnanasekaran

India’s highest ranked table tennis player in the world,  Sathiyan Gnanasekaran says Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri is the most feared player the Asian team will have to watch out for during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia come April. Gnanasekaran, who is ranked 50th in the February 2018 rating released by ITTF, said at his base in Pune, India ...

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Oribamise Seeks Support For Young Table Tennis Players

Nigerian female table tennis rising star, Esther Oribamise has sued for more unflinching support for talented and ambitious youngsters in the sport, as she says the country’s future in the sport has been hampered by loss of interest among up and coming ping pong players. Oribamise, who put aside disappointment over her recent exclusion from Team Nigeria’s list to the ...

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Kienka Elected Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants

The director of the International Tennis Academy (ITA), Godwin Kienka FICM.CMC, has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria and certified by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes as a Management Consultant (CMC). The investiture which had 20 other recipients took place in Lagos Wednesday at the Airport Hotel Ikeja. In the citation which ...

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Quadri, Serena, Holmes for 3rd MP Tiger Tennis

Oyinlomo Quadri, Serena Teluwo, Reya Holmes and Oiza Yakubu will lead the roll call of national junior players as the 3rd MP Tiger Tennis Championship holds from February 26 to March 3 at the National Stadium, Lagos. The tournament which, among others, is serving as warm up for Nigerian players for the West and Central African Junior Circuit scheduled for ...

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Nigeria Wins 3 silver, 2 Bronze Medals In Algeria

Nigeria’s contingent to the just concluded All Africa individual Badminton championship  which ended on Sunday in Algeria won a total of five medals, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. Team Nigeria had earlier in Algiers finished second in both the Men and women’s event losing to host Algeria in the Men’s final and Mauritius in the women’s final of the ...

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ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open Holds August 8 -12

This year’s edition of International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Nigeria Open will hold from August 8 to 12 at Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. The main organizing committee (MOC,) disclosed that some top players from Europe have expressed their willingness to be part of this year’s tournament, following the testimonies from their counterparts that have graced ...

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Nigeria’s Badminton Team Win 3 Silver, 2 Bronze

Nigeria’s contingent to the just concluded All Africa individual Badminton championship which ended on Sunday in Algeria won a total of five medals, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. Team Nigeria had earlier in Algiers finished second in both the Men and women’s event losing to host Algeria in the Men’s final and Mauritius in the women’s final of the ...

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NTF promises better days ahead for wheelchair tennis

Nigeria Tennis Federation President, Mr. Dayo Akindoju has assured the growth of the game in Nigeria. In the wake of outburst by a player that he turned his back on wheelchair tennis, following Nigeria’s inability to attend the ongoing African qualifiers in Kenya, Akindoju said there was no iota of truth in that stressing that the outburst of the player ...

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