Aruna retains ITTF Africa title

Nigeria table tennis star, Quadri Aruna, has successfully defended his ITTF Africa Senior Championships crown, defeating Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh 4-0 (11-2, 12-10, 11-6, 11-6) in the men’s singles final in Tunisia on Sunday.

Aruna entered the final in style as he left no stone unturned to defeat his compatriot Olajide Omotayo 4-0 (12-10, 11-6, 11-9, 11-2) in the semi-finals.

Saleh also recovered from a two sets deficit to outclass Congo’s Idowu Saheed 4-2 (12-14, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-8, 11-7) in the second men’s singles semi-final to book the final showdown with Aruna.

Aruna however made a lightwork of the Egyptian to win his third continental title. He won the second title last year in Algeria with a 4-3 nerve-wracking win against Egypt’s Omar Assar.

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