Team Nigeria’s Battle For Glory Begins In Table Tennis

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Team Nigeria faces a stiff test in the table tennis event as the battle for medals begin at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

There is no doubt that Nigeria’s men’s table tennis team is the team to watch out for in Birmingham, as world number 12 Quadri Aruna prepares for the battle ahead for Nigeria.

Listed as the number two seed in the men’s team event for the games, Aruna and the trio of Bode Abiodun, Olajide Omotayo and debutant Amadi Omeh have all the quality to humble any team in Birmingham. However, they have to be at their best against both England and India, who have a formidable team in table tennis.

Quadri Aruna of Nigeria.

Already, the Nigerian team has been handed a draw against Ghana, South Africa, and Cyprus in the first round.

The women’s team will be aiming to progress from the group after being drawn with Singapore and England as well as St Vincent, and The Grenadines in the first round.

Considered as outsiders among the top four teams in the women’s event, it will take some effort from Team Nigeria to beat Singapore and England to the top spot in the group.

On August 1st and 2nd, the medalists will emerge for all to see in the team event.

In the singles event, Quadri Aruna is top seed and he will face stern tests from England’s Liam Pitchford, India’s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, both players have been active in the last two months on the WTT Tour.


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