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Toriola, Quadri lead Team Nigeria to ITTF Africa Senior Cup




Six-time Olympian, Segun Toriola and 2014 ITTF Star Player, Aruna Quadri, will spearhead Nigeria’s quest for the title at the 2015 ITTF Africa Senior Cup holding in Yaounde, Cameroun.

The tournament serves as qualifiers for the ITTF Men and Women World Cups holding later in the year.

The three-day championship serves off on Tuesday next week and it would be followed by ITTF Africa Club Championship involving teams from the continent.

At the ITTF Africa Senior Cup, two players are expected to represent each country in the men and women singles with Egypt’s El-Sayed Lashin and Han Xing as defending champions.

The winners in the men and women singles events will represent Africa at the ITTF World Cups.

Speaking on his expectations at the championship, Toriola said Nigeria has the wherewithal to clinch the title, adding “I saw the Egyptian and Congolese teams in China and they are really preparing well. I was aware that the Congolese team has been in China since last year because they are the host of the All Africa Games and they want to perform well.

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