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Quadri Seeks Support For ITTF Awards

To etch his name in the annals of global table tennis history as the first player to win the annual ITTF Star Player twice, Aruna Quadri is seeking support of fans across the globe to vote for him in order to emerge as the winner of the year’s ITTF Star Awards. Aruna Quadri was listed among the four nominees for …

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Osewa Relishes Breaking Chevron Masters Jinx

Fast-rising tennis sensation, Michael Osewa is still basking in the euphoria of his recent feat in breaking a long-standing jinx he had faced in not being able to win the annual Chevron Junior Masters Tennis Tournament in Lagos. Osewa was all smiles after he eventually achieved the feat by defeating hard fighting Augustine Stephen 6-4, 7-6 in the 2016 final, …

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Nigerian Trio Ready for ITF Junior Tour

Nigerian trio of Oyinlomo Quadri, Marylove Edward and Michael Osewa will slug it out with their counterparts from six other countries in the 2016 ITF/CAT 14 and Under African Junior Masters billed for 7th -14th November in Nairobi, Kenya. According to the ITF, the three Nigerians were selected for the championship, which will see the top players bagging grants to …

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Nigeria Retains ITTF Men’s Doubles

-At Africa Senior Championship In Morocco Having watched Egypt claimed three titles ahead of them in the ITTF Africa Senior Championships, Nigeria showed their quality in the men’s doubles as the pair of Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola retained the men’s doubles title. Pairing for the first time in a major championship, the partnership of Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola …

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Osawe Wins 2016 Chevron Masters

Africa’s number two male under-14 tennis player, Michael Osawe on Sunday emerged winner of this year’s Chevron Junior Tennis Masters at Lawn Tennis Club, following a 6-4, 7-6 victory against Augustine Stephen of Akwa Ibom State. Playing under the banner of Ondo State in this year’s edition of the talent hunt tennis competition sponsored by Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Osawe …

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Nigeria’s Females Miss Morocco Event

Nigeria is not part of the women’s team event of the 2016 ITTF African Senior Table Tennis Championships in Morocco, as the country failed to present at least three female players for the competition. The country will however be able to challenge Egypt in the men’s team event. The qualifiers for the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships and the 2018 World …

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ITTF Rues Absent Nigerian Females

The absence of Nigeria’s female team may have given Egypt the chance to dominate the ongoing ITTF African Senior Championship holding in Agadir, Morocco. The failure of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports to fund the trip prevented Team Nigeria’s female squad from making it to the competition. Only Germany-based Olufunke Oshonaike is flying the country’s flag in the …

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Ahead ITTF African Senior Championships: Egypt Dares Nigeria In Morocco

Defeated Egypt suffered against Nigeria in the final of the men’s team event of 2015 African Games is still fresh in the memory of Omar Assar and the Egyptian believes this year’s ITTF African Senior Championship would help to settle score against the West African giant. Apart from the team event heartache in Congo Brazzaville, Assar has revenge in his …

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Oshonaike Eyes Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Veteran table tennis player, Funke Oshonaike, said she would accept an invitation to represent the country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Oshonaike told NAN on the telephone from her base in Germany that if she was offered to represent the country, she would gladly do so. She said, “I desire to participate in …

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Nigerians Exit Governor’s Cup

More Nigerians have crashed out in the men’s singles event of the ongoing 16th Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship. Moses Michael, Umaru Balami and Albert Bikom were sent packing, joining their compatriots Christian Paul, Christopher Bulus and Joseph Iyorovbe, who were all stopped in the first round on Monday at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan. Melissa Ifidzen, Christie Agugbom …

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