The Secretary Frequent of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Olabanji Oladapo, would possibly well no longer veil his excitement after searching at Quadri Aruna changing into the most important African to qualify for the quarter-final of the World Desk Tennis (WTT) Contender Series taking space in Doha, Qatar.
On Wednesday, Quadri beat Indian national champion Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 3-0 to self-discipline up a round of 16 tie against Portugal’s Joao Geraldo.
And the day prior to this at Lusail Sports Arena in Doha, Aruna persevered his factual speed with another superlative efficiency to fable a 3-2 (10-12, 12-10, 12-10, 4-11, 11-6) preserve stop over his Portuguese counterpart.
An livid Oladapo described the efficiency of Aruna as affirmation of the ability of the Oyo Relate-born athlete. “Aruna has been a shining gentle in desk tennis no longer handiest in Nigeria and Africa but globally. His efforts bag persevered to build Nigeria and Africa on the arena plan of desk tennis.
” Having watched the method in which he conducted against the Portuguese, I am so contented with him and I deem Africa will probably be contented with what the Nigerian has achieved in the game. His efficiency on desk is another affirmation of what he can attain and he has certainly inspired the future era with his trace in Qatar.
“What he will attain in the subsequent match will probably be another feat for Africa and we would like him smartly over there,” the NOC scribe added.
This day, Aruna will face one in all the skillful gamers on this planet, Chinese language Taipei’s Yun-Ju Lin, who has been described as the ‘Chinese language Nemesis.’
The $200,000 prize money WTT Contender Series is one in all the 2 tiers of the fresh WTT occasion structure, while the Center East Hub marks the most important legitimate events of the WTT era.
The Center East Hub will characteristic two tiers of the fresh WTT occasion structure. The WTT Contender will waste on March 6, while the most important WTT Necessary particular person Contender occasion the following week, providing the ideal preparation for some of the arena’s leading stars to be challenged by the finest up-and-coming athletes in desk tennis.