Table Tennis: Nigeria Fails To Secure Paris Olympics Ticket
Egypt swept up the tickets at stake for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games after beating Nigeria in the final of the men’s and women’s team events, at the 2023 ITTF African Championships taking place in Tunis, Tunisia.
The Team Nigeria men delivered under pressure with a stellar 3-1 victory against Tunisia, earning its place in the men’s team final.
In the final, Quadri Aruna secured a nail-biting first win over Mohammed El Beiali to give Nigeria the lead over Egypt. However, Team Egypt secured the Men’s Team ticket to Paris, winning Nigeria 3-1 in the final.
It’s Team Egypt’s world right now! They’ve just secured the Men’s Team ticket to Paris, triumphing over Nigeria 3-1 in the final.
— ITTF-Africa (@ITTFAfrica) September 13, 2023
Women’s Team Final
From the start of the tournament Nigeria and Egypt remained unbeaten as they maintained their 100 per cent record without dropping any set.
But in the final, it was the Egyptians who dominated with Dina Meshref, Hana Goda and Marwa Alhodaby beating the trio of Fatimo Bello, Offiong Edem and Olufunke Oshonaike 3-0.