Nigeria’s number one and Africa’s number, Aruna Quadri lived up to expectation as he booked his place in the Men’s final while Faith Obazuaye lost in the Women’s TT6-10 final to settle for a silver at 2018 Commonwealth Games in Goldcoast, Australia.
Having ended the day 9 winning a total of 7 medals from 4 gold and 3 bronze, Team Nigeria started the day 10 like a house on fire.
Faith Obazuaye who had no match heading into the Saturday final met a that she couldn’t overcome. Enroute the final Faith Obazuaye failed to drop any game but the final was a different story.
After winning the first game 11-7 she lost the three games 11-2, 11-6 and 11-3 (3-1) in the game against Australia’s Melissa Tapper.
She could only settle for silver to increase the Table Tennis haul to 2 silver and team Nigeria’s total to 19.
Aruna Quadri was no match for his Indian opponent in the semifinal as the Nigerian trashed Sharath Achanta in the Men’s singles 4-0.
Aruna Quadri whose power and placement worked wonders won 12-10, 11-9,11-9,11-7 against Sharath Achanta to book a final spot against Singapore’s Ning Gao who thrashed England’s Sam Walker 4-0.
The final will be played tomorrow.