Aruna wins African title – Punch Newspapers


Idris Adesina

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri on Sunday won his first African senior title after beating Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh 4-1 in the final of the men’s singles of the 2018 ITTF Africa Senior Championships in Mauritius.

Egypt’s Dina Meshref  won women’s singles  at  the competition after defeating   her teammate Reem El-Eraky 4-0.

She takes over from Nigeria’s Funke Oshonaike, who won the title last year. Oshonaike exited the tournament in Mauritius at the round of 16 stage.

Quadri did not drop a point from the first round (round of 64) until the final when he defeated Saleh to win the title, which he narrowly lost to Egypt’s Omar Assar in 2016.

It is the second title for the top seed after he became the first Nigerian to win the men’s singles at the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open…

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