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Ishaku speaking in a chat with newsmen expressed strong optimism that he earnestly believes Olajide Omotayo wouldn’t have it impossible to edge Egyptian Omar Assar after having beaten another highly rated Egyptian Ahmed Saleh last year at the All Africa games in Morocco.
Highest-ranked African player Quadri Aruna, Olajide Omotayo and Offiong Edem on Monday all won their first games at the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Top 16 Cup in Tunis.
Nigeria’s table tennis team won’t be at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics following their failure to qualify for the team event yesterday.
African representatives at the 2019 ITTF Team World Cup, Nigeria and Egypt have been a tough draw as the African champions will battle World and Olympic Champions – China in the first round of the competition holding at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
Following the exploit of Aruna Quadri coupled with his growing profile globally; the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has tipped the Nigerian to lead the continent’s charge at the 2019 Team World Cup in Tokyo.
IAAF World Championship bronze medalist, Ese Brume, and African Games gold medalist, Olajide Omotayo as well as World Championship bronze medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye, have made the top three nominations for the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards in the 2019 Nigerian Sports Award.
Nine years after featuring in the bi-annual ITTF Team World Cup, Nigeria will be making a return to the prestigious tournament as Aruna Quadri leads a five-man Team Nigeria to the 2019 edition holding in Tokyo, Japan on November 6 to 10.
What Nigeria could not achieve in the team event became a reality today when Aruna Quadri, Segun Toriola and Olajide Omotayo qualified for the semifinal of the men’s singles of table tennis at the 12th African Games holding in Rabat, Morocco.
Team Nigeria succumbed to Egypt in the men and women’s table tennis team events at the ongoing 12th African Games in Morocco on Friday.
The pair of Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo is the only surviving Nigerian pair in the main draw of the men’s doubles at the ITTF World Championships holding in Budapest, Hungary.
It was not a good outing for Aruna Quadri and Olajide Omotayo at the ITTF World Tour tagged Qatar Open as the duo were shown early exits in the men’s singles event of the championship.
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Former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose says he is not contemplating dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for another party.
The Commandant, Sokoto State Hisbah Commission, Dr Adamu Kasarawa, said the commission has recorded 606 rape cases across the state in 2019.
A Greek woman who recently returned home from northern Italy has become Greece’s first coronavirus case and she is being closely monitored, the health ministry said on Wednesday. A Greek woman who recently returned home from northern Italy has become Greece’s first coronavirus case and she is being closely monitored, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday withdrew its petition against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja.