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Ubale Sings Barakat’s Praise

-After Conquest Of ITF Zonal Junior Circuit Fast-growing Nigerian tennis prodigy, Barakat Oyinlomo Quadri has won words of praise from Nigeria’s national junior coach, Mohammed Ubale, following her stunning conquest of the regional ITF circuit at the weekend. Ubale is full of lofty words for Barakat, in the wake of her triumph on Sunday at the 2016 ITF West/Central Africa …

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Barakat Wins ITF Junior Title

Emergent female tennis protégé, Barakat Quadri, on Sunday, recorded one of the most fairy-tale successes in ITF junior tennis by winning the girl’s singles title at the 2016 ITF West/Central Africa 18 & Under Tennis Circuit in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Quadri defeated Carmine Becoude, the third seed from Benin 6-0, 6-2 to emerge the new queen of junior tennis in …

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Toriola Congratulates Quadri

-Over ITTF Top-25 World Rating -Veteran Blasts Sports Councils Veteran table tennis star, Segun Toriola has congratulated fast-rising compatriot, Aruna Quadri for being highly rated by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) among the top 25 players in the world. While hailing Quadri, though, Toriola berated sports councils in various states across the country for not doing enough to discover hidden …

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Dalung to Serve-off NCC Tennis League Opener

Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung will serve-off the opening Tie of the 2016 NCC Tennis League on Saturday, September 10 at the Abuja National Stadium Tennis Centre. The ceremony which is scheduled for 10 am prompt will precede the seven-match cracker between defending champions Team Tombim and debutants Team Offikwu from Kaduna. The highpoint of the Tie will …

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Lagos Country Club Hosts Tennis Event

Lagos Country Club Tennis Festival on Tuesday started its maiden tennis competition, with over 100 participants jostling for honours in what promises to be three weeks of festivities, ending on September 25. According to Segun Aluko, Captain of the Tennis Section, eight categories will be competed for at the tournament which is sponsored by Etisalat. The categories are Men’s Singles …

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SWAN Congratulates Aruna Quadri

-Following Highest ITTF Ranking Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has commended the country’s number one table tennis player, Aruna Quadri on his latest feat of becoming the first African to be among the world’s top 25 stars in the ping-pong sport. SWAN noted that it is another feather added to the glowing cap of Quadri, who, shortly before the …

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Quadri Inspires Jura Morez Victory In League Opener

Fired up by his world rating, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri single-handedly inspired Jura Morez to an away victory in the French Table Tennis league opener late on Tuesday in Paris. Quadri, whose world ranking soared to 25 after his scintillating performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, was in fine form against the home team – Hennebont, which has England’s Pitchford …

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ITTF Celebrate Aruna Quadri

The ITTF has recognised Aruna Quadri’s performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as one of the highlights of the competition. Quadri became the first African to reach the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games men’s singles after losing to eventual gold medallist Ma Long of China. He upset Germany’s Timo Boll to reach the stage. “The men’s singles event also …

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20 Begin ITTF World Juniors Camping

Lagos National Stadium training centre will come alive on Monday, August 23 when 20 table tennis players – made up of 12 boys and eight girls – begin camping for the 2016 ITTF World Junior Championships billed for Cape Town, South Africa. The camping would be used to select the players that will represent the country at the global championship …

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NTTF Plan Celebration For Toriola

Invite 20 For World Juniors In SA There are plans by the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) to follow the footsteps of International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), to honour legend Segun Toriola who became the first African to attend seven Olympic Games. For the President of NTTF, Wahid Oshodi, it behoves on the federation to …

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