ITTF: Nigeria shines, qualifies to next round

Written by Anulika Menanya

Team Nigeria at the ITTF Nigeria open had a great outing on Day 3 of the competition.

Nigeria’s Segun Toriola, Bello Ahmed, Falana Tobi and Abiodun Bode qualified for the next phase of Men’s singles.

Toriola defeated his opponent from Portugal Diego Carvalho to qualify for the next round.

Edem and Otu-Akpan are also through with a 3-2 victory.

In Mens Double (Nigeria) Onolapo/Toriola defeated (Egypt)Assar Khalid/ Lashin El sayeed 3-0.

In another game, (Nigeria) Adeyinka/omotara beat (Por) Joao /Spelbus

In the women’s event

Hanffou Sarah (Cameroon) & Oshonaike Olufunke (Nigeria) defeated Madrid Mercedes (Mexico) & Saidani Safa (Tunisia)

Meanwhile (Russia) Tatiana /Rossikhina defeated (Portgal) Olivera /Zhao Jieni

Aisha JM