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Poor Exposure caused My Defeat – Quadri


Aruna Quadri. Source:

Aruna Quadri. Source:

Egypt pin-pong, Muhammed Elbeiali, again stood between Nigeria and victory yesterday at the on-going ITTF World Tour Lagos Open at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, where he defeated Nurudeen Hassan 4-2 in the senior category to qualify for the quarterfinals.

The Egyptian was responsible for the defeat of Nigerian top table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, in the same competition two years ago.

Despite losing to the Egyptian yesterday, Nurudeen said he was not disappointed with his performance saying: “Mohammed Elbeiali is not a small player. He once beat Aruna Quadri, but that does not mean I was afraid of him.

I see him as a human being. I know I played very well and I am happy for my performance. At the moment, many people don’t know me, but I am sure they will know me through this game,” he said.

Speaking further, Nurudeen advised Nigerian governments to provide good facilities for players, adding that with good atmosphere, they will overcome the Egyptians and others in the game.

“They have good facilities and good training environment, which helped them in performing better in competitions,” he said.
On his part, the Egyptian described Nurudeen Hassan as a player with potential table tennis waiting to be discovered.

Mohammed attributed his good performance to the support he got from Egyptian government saying that they sponsor him and others to different tournament, where they get enough experience. “That has been our source of inspiration and encouragement,” he added.

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