India wins Nigeria, Egypt in ITTF World tournament

Aisha John-Mark with Agency report

Africa’s best table tennis teams Nigeria and Egypt were beaten by India at the ongoing ITTF World Team Tournament in Malaysia and hence will miss out from making progress to the Championship Division.

Nigeria and Egypt were unbeaten in the group stages winning all their five matches to top Group F and H respectively to make it the quarterfinal stage.

Despite beating India 3-0 in the group round, Nigeria met clashed with a strong Indian team in the quarterfinal as the trio’s of Aruna Quadri, Segun Toriola and Bode Abiodun lost to the powerful Asian side led by their talisman, Sharath Achanta.

Meanwhile, another African team, Congo Brazzaville failed to gain promotion to division two and will campaign in same division in 2018 while Togo and Tunisia still maintained their status in division four.