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ITTF Africa Championship: Aruna Quadri retains singles crown in Tunis

Aruna Quadri won Nigeria its second gold medal at the ongoing ITTF Africa Championship as he claimed the win in the final of the men’s singles event.

After a drab tournament for the Nigerians, Funke Oshonaike and Fatimo Bello won the gold medal in the women’s doubles event, the nation’s first this year.

Quadri defeated fellow Nigerian Olajide Omotayo 4-0 to reach the final of the men’s singles event, where he was due to face Egyptian star Ahmed Saleh, who defeated Idowu Saheed 4-2 in their semifinal meeting.

Aruna Quadri was ruthless as he defeated Saleh 4-0 (11-2, 12-10, 11-6, 11-6) in straight sets to defend his title in style.

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