Quadri Aruna has been invited by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) to take part in the Liebherr 2018 Men’s World Cup in Paris, France, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The tournament will hold from October 19 to 21.
Aruna who missed out of the prestigious tournament following his 3-4 loss to Egypt’s Omar Assar at the 2018 Top 16 Africa Cup in Kenya earlier in the year, got the nod by virture of his world ranking
The Nigerian star, ranked the 20th best player in the world.
The invitation letter sent to Aruna and signed by Zena Sim, Head of World Cup and ITTF Challenge, and made available to CSN through the media department of the NTTF reads: “On behalf of the ITTF, we would like to invite Quadri Aruna to participate in the Liebherr 2018 Men’s World Cup in Paris from 19-21 Oct.
“Quadri Aruna qualified based on his status as 2018 Africa Cup 2nd place (after taking the July World Ranking (WR) in consideration).”
Also listed for the Liebherr 2018 Men’s World Cup in Paris are Egypt’s Omar Assar and China’s duo of Ma Long and Fan Zhendong; Brazil’s Hugo Calderano and Gustavo Tsuboi; Germany’s Timo Boll and Dimitrij Ovtcharov.
Others are South Korea’s LEE Sangsu and Jeong Sangeun; France’s Simon Gauzy and Lebesson Emmanuel; Japan’s Niwa Koki and Harimoto Tomokazu; Sweden’s Karlsson Mattias, Belarus’ Vladimir Samsonov; Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting; Denmark’s Jonathan Groth; United States’ Khanak Jha and Australia’s HU Heming.