Aruna loses to Egypt’s Assar at ITTF Africa Cup (

Aruna loses to Egypt’s Assar at ITTF Africa Cup


Nigerias Quadri Aruna, on Saturday, lost in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Cup final match to archrival and defending champion, Omar Assar of Egypt.


The game played at the Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi saw the top African player losing 14 (811 1315 711 119 711) to the Egyptian.

To get to the final, Mr Aruna had defeated Egyptian Mohamed Youssef 40 (119 115 113 1210) in the semifinals played also on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the womens event final saw 15yearold Egyptian, Hana Goda, successfully defending her title against compatriot Dina Meshref 43 to clinch the trophy.

Three other Nigerians who participated in the tournament could not make a podium finish.

The tournament which began on Thursday ended on Saturday.



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