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ITTF Africa Cup: Aruna Quadri beat Egypt’s Abdel Aziz to qualify for semifinals

Aruna will face Mohamed El-Beiali of Egypt at the Moi International Sports Centre on Saturday for a place in the finals of the event.

• May 6, 2023
Aruna Quadri
Aruna Quadri

Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna is through to the semi-finals of the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Cup in Nairobi, Kenya.

Aruna will face Mohamed El-Beiali of Egypt at the Moi International Sports Centre on Saturday for a place in the finals of the event.

He had to see off Cote D’ Ivoire’s Don Ange Cedric Oba 4-0 in the Round of 16 before beating Egypt’s Youssef Abdel Aziz 4-1 (14-16 11-7 13-11 11-5 11-7) in the quarter finals.

Aruna’s compatriot at the event, Taiwo Mati, who defeated Kenya’s Brian Mutua 4-0 in the Round of 16, failed to reach the semi-finals as he lost 2-4 to Antoine Razafinarivo of Madagascar in the quarter finals.

In the women’s event, Esther Oribamise defeated Nandeshwaree Jalim of Mauritius 3-4 in the Round of 16 but lost to Dina Meshref of Egypt 1-4 in the quarter finals.

Compatriot Fatimo Bello, who also won her Round of 16 game against Uganda’s Jemimah Nakawala 4-2, however, lost to Egypt’s Hana Goda 0-4 in the quarter finals.

The tournament is expected to end on Saturday.

(NAN)

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