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ITTF Hails Nigeria’s Feat In Mauritius

Following the heroic performance of Nigeria men team at the just concluded ITTF African Championships in Mauritius, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has commended the West African side for the 3-1 win over Egypt in an entertaining final. Since 2010, Egypt has dominated the men’s team event and they had represented Africa several times at the ITTF World Team …

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Quadri Turns Focus Toward Africa Games Gold

Nigeria’s top ping pong player, Aruna Quadri has turned his attention toward winning his first table tennis gold medal at the Africa Games next year in Morocco. After winning the 2018 ITTF Africa Championship in Mauritius, Quadri said his biggest desire is to also win the men’s singles event at the Africa Games. Nigeria ended the Mauritius tournament with gold …

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Serena Williams sexism row: WTA backs 23-time grand slam champion over US Open final treatment

The WTA has backed up Serena Williams’ claim of sexism in the way she was treated by umpire Carlos Ramos during the US Open final. Williams was warned for coaching, then docked a point for smashing a racket before Ramos penalised her a game after she called him a liar and a thief. That left the 23-time grand slam singles …

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2018 NCC Tennis League to Feature Four new Teams

The 2018 NCC Tennis League sounded the opening bell with a draws ceremony which took place at the Tennis Centre of the Abuja National Stadium Friday.The 12 teams were divided into Blue and White groups – the major colours of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC). In the Blue Group are Teams Leadway Assurance (Lagos), Offikwu (Kaduna), Luik (Lekki – Lagos), …

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Aruna Quadri Clinches African 2018 ITTF Title

Nigeria’s top ping pong player, Aruna Qudri at the weekend returned to the podium as Africa’s table tennis champion in the men’s singles event. This comes after Aruna and Egypt’s Dina Meshref emerged as singles champions at the 2018 ITTF African Championships concluded in Mauritius on Sunday. Quadri did not drop a point from the first round (round of 64) …

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Quadri Leads Nigeria To ITTF Africa To Spot

Nigeria’s top ping pong player, Aruna Quadri was at the head of the country’s men’s table tennis team that emerged tops at this year’s ITTF Africa Championship as the team event came to a close on Wednesday evening. The ITTF Nigeria Open champion led his team to a 3-1 win over Egypt, with Quadri in the process accounting for two …

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Quadri Leads Nigeria To ITTF Africa To Spot

Nigeria’s top ping pong player, ArunaQuadri was at the head of the country’s men’s table tennis team that emerged tops at this year’s ITTF Africa Championship as the team event came to a close on Wednesday evening. The ITTF Nigeria Open champion led his team to a 3-1 win over Egypt, with Quadri in the process accounting for two of …

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Nigeria, Egypt Teams Tango At ITTF Finals In Mauritius

Nigeria and Egypt will continue their rivalry in the annals of African table tennis, as both countries’ male and female teams will tango at the ongoing ITTF Africa Championships in Mauritius following Tuesday’s round of matches. Nigeria’s male trio of Bode Abiodun, ArunaQuadri and SegunToriola strolled past their semi-final opponents, Algeria, with a 3-0 win to progress to the final. …

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Nadal Keeps Winning At US Open, Murray Out

Men’s tennis world number one and defending champion, Rafael Nadal steamed into the third round on another scorching day at the US Open, but 2012 winner Andy Murray was ousted by Fernando Verdasco. Nadal cruised on Wednesday with a straight-sets win over VasekPospisil, before two former champions, Stan Wawrinka and Juan Martin delPotro also advanced. Nadal, spared the worst of …

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Animashaun Wins Anthonia Akiode Maiden South-West Cadet/Junior Table-Tennis Tourney

…As Chief Coach Nosiru Tasks Ex-Internationals Nigeria’s Second Seeded Junior Player , Abayomi Animashaun from Ekiti State has emerged  as the  boys single  champion of the recently concluded maiden Anthonia Akiode South-West Table-Tennis Open Championship in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The National Chief Coach, Bello Nosiru in an exclusive chat with Sports Day, also described the tournament as an …

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