On Sunday, for the first time in his career, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has won the Men’s Singles title at the 2018 ITTF African Championships in Mauritius.
He beat veteran and three time champion, Egypt’s Ahmed Ali Saleh (11-7, 6-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-1). The victory came one month after he won the 2018 ITTF Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open in Lagos.
In his post-match reaction, Aruna said: “I am so happy that I was able to win this title for the first time having come close in 2016.
“My next target is the All African Games title because the likes of Segun Toriola and Omar Assar have won this and I am hoping that I can win this as well.
“I must express my appreciation to the Mauritians for their support; their enormous support kept me going throughout the competition.
“It is great again winning another title 28 days after winning the ITTF Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open in Lagos.”