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Read more Cricket: Nigeria wins ICC award Nigeria was on Wednesday announced as winner of the International Cricket Council’s Cricket Initiative of The Year 2023 in Africa, with the PwC National U-17 Championship, which has ran for five years,...... Read more Aruna exits 2024 ITTF World Cup Nigerian table tennis icon Quadri Aruna was eliminated from the ongoing ITTF World Cup Macao 2024 on Wednesday, Punch Sports Extra reports. The 35-year-old failed to build on his good start to...... Read more Aruna labels WTT ‘dictators’ in latest lash out Nigerian table tennis icon Quadri Aruna can’t take in his stride World Table Tennis’ penalties for failing to participate in two recent tournaments. In a post on his social media handles...... Read more African Games: Egypt extend lead, Nigeria in distant second After Day 6 of the ongoing African Games in Ghana, Team Nigeria occupy the second position on the medal table, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. Nigeria has 54 medals (22 gold, 13 silver and 19...... Read more Aruna retains African No.1 spot in ITTF rankings Quadri Aruna maintained his status as the best-ranked African player in the world, occupying the 11th position ahead of African Games champion Omar Assar of Egypt, who is ranked 22nd in the...... Read more T’tennis: Egypt edge Nigeria, win team event gold Nigeria won two silver medals in the men’s and women’s table tennis team events on Friday following their loss to Egypt in both finals at the ongoing 13th African Games in Accra,...... Read more Nigeria shine in table tennis team events Nigeria’s men and women’s table tennis teams continued their quest for more medals at the African Games after they cruised to the next round of the team event, PUNCH Sports Extra reports....... Read more African Games: Quadri gold jinx continues, Edem wins first medal Nigeria’s highest-ranked table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, lost the men’s singles final of the table tennis event of the 2024 African Games to arch rival Omar Assar in Acrra, Ghana on...... Read more Qatar Open: Murray beats Muller to end losing streak Andy Murray earned his first win of the 2024 season with a superb performance to beat France’s Alexandre Muller in the Qatar Open first round. Britain’s Murray ended a six-match losing streak...... Read more Australian Open: Sinner stuns Djokovic, ends six years run Jannik Sinner ended Novak Djokovic’s bid for a record 25th Grand Slam title on Friday, snapping the Serb’s astonishing 33-match winning run at Melbourne Park to reach his first major final.The...... Read more Australian Open: Murray crashes out in first round Five-time finalist Andy Murray slumped out of the Australian Open at the first hurdle Monday, with the British veteran outplayed by Argentine Tomas Martin Etcheverry. The 36-year-old, who has suggested he...... Read more Quadri blames forehand for WTT defeat Nigeria’s highest-ranked table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, has attributed his quarter-final loss at the ongoing World Table Tennis Men’s finals in Doha, Qatar on Thursday to the poor use of his forehand,...... Read more Adegoke, Odusanya begin Okoya-Thomas Cup title defence Men and women’s singles champions Muiz Adegoke and Bose Odusanya will on Monday (today) begin their title defences at the 55th Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Cup at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in...... Read more Ijebu Ode Club members call for T’Tennis development An international trade expert and youth development enthusiast, Adekunle Ayoola, has called for more investment in sport, particularly Table Tennis describing it as a game that could be developed to empower...... Read more Quadri battles 15 others in WTT finals Nigeria’s top table tennis player, Aruna Quadri, has qualified for the World Table Tennis finals billed for Doha, Qatar, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. The WTT Finals which will hold from January 3...... Read more ITTF rankings: Quadri drops, Mati, Omotayo move up Aruna Quadri dropped one spot from 15th to 16th in the latest International Table Tennis Federation world rankings for October, The PUNCH reports. Despite the drop, the 34-year-old is still the top-ranked player...... 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