Team Nigeria Battles Malaysia In Men’s Table Tennis Quarter-Final


Team Nigeria men’s table tennis team will engage Malaysia in the quarter-final for the event in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday.

It was mixed feelings for the table tennis teams on Saturday, after the men’s team qualified for the quarter-finals while the women’s team were knocked out from the games

The men’s team led by ping-pong sensation and No.1 seed Aruna Quadri defeated Cypriot Marios Yiangou by 11-13, 11-5, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8 in the men’s single to keep Nigeria’s hopes for a medal in table tennis alive.

Quadri and his teammates now have the Malaysian hurdle to cross for a chance to winning a medal.

It was not so good for the women’s team despite winning two singles games, they lost 3-2 to England.

Edem Effiong came from behind to beat Tsaptsinos by 4-11, 11-9, 13-11, 12-10 while Fatima Bello defeated Ho Tin Tin by 11-8, 10-12, 6-11, 11-8, 11-4 in five sets, as she won three.

Not so inspiring for Ojomu Ajoke as she was beaten by Bardsley by 11-6, 7-11, 8-11, 11-3, 9-11.


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