15 Dec 2019
Purists argue that stars are born, but refined by constant exposure to hard times. Such difficult times toughen the jewels, who rise above their peers to command special positions in the galaxy.
12 Aug 2019
Aruna Quadri yesterday claimed the men’s singles title at the ITTF Nigeria Open Challenge Plus by defeating Austria’s Gardos Robert 4-2. The victory gave Quadri the trophy and the $7,000 top prize money.
2 Aug 2019
The President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), Ishaku Tikon has said that Nigeria would continue to raise the standard of table tennis with the hosting of major competitions in Africa.
31 Jul 2019
Soumyajit Ghosh has been out of action for more than a year, but now the Indian star is heading to Lagos for the 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open with the sole aim of reclaiming his place in his national team. The Indian star was Aruna Quadri’s nemesis at the 2015 World Championship in China…
29 Jul 2019
In less than one week, the best players from 15 African countries will converge in Lagos for the 2019 ITTF Africa Cup, which serves off on August 3...
26 Apr 2019
Africa’s sole survival in the men’s single, Aruna Quadri could not find the solution to the ferocious shots of China’s Fan Zhendong in the third round of men’s singles at the 2019 ITTF World Championships holding in Budapest, Hungary. Despite a good start from the African champion, the world number one Chinese could not withstand…
19 Sep 2018
When Aruna Quadri hit the scene after being the first African to be named World table tennis player of the year in 2014, many table tennis watchers in Nigeria may not have believed much more feats could be achieved from the Oyo state indigene. Now 29 years-old, Quadri took to the sport with amateur bats…
10 Sep 2018
Lagos Open champion, Aruna Quari added the continental men’s singles title to his trophy chest when he beat Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh 4-1 in the final match of the ITTF African Championship...
6 Sep 2018
Nigeria’s men team yesterday at the on-going ITTF African Championships in Mauritius defeated Egypt 3-1 to book their place in the 2019 ITTF World Team Cup. The World Team Cup will be hosted by Japan next year. The trio of Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun fought well against the boastful Egyptians to secure…
29 Aug 2018
The stage is set for the biggest battles in African table tennis. 22 teams, including giants, Nigeria and Egypt, have been confirmed for the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) African..
24 Aug 2018
In the upheaval that has engulfed Nigerian football over the weeks since the end of the World Cup, it is easy to overlook the modest achievement of table tennis star Aruna Quadri.
21 Aug 2018
Former National Table Tennis Coach, Babatunde Obisanya has described Aruna Quadri’s feat at the just concluded International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open in Lagos as encouraging, adding that he has more to offer to the sport.