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Aruna Quadri wins first African senior title

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

Quadri did not drop a point from the first round (round of 64) until the final when he defeated Saleh to win the title.

This is Haruna’s second title after he became the first Nigerian to win the men’s singles at the ITTF challenge Nigeria open in Lagos last month.

Elated Quadri expressed his excitement after the match

“I think I have won virtually all the titles in Africa, the only one I am still hungry to win is the All Africa Games title and I believe I can. I will continue to work hard to win it next year in Morocco. I am happy that I am winning this African Championships title for the first time,  particularly less than one month after I won the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open in Lagos.”

 

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348061000090 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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