Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna is excited emerging champion in the men’s singles event at the 2018 ITTF African Championships which ended in Mauritius on Sunday September 9, 2018, and has promptly set for himself an All African Games title, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Aruna defeated Saleh 4-1 (11-7, 6-11,13-11, 11-9, 11-1) in the final played in Port Luis, Mauritius.
“I am happy that I am winning this African Championships title for the first time particularly less than one month after I won the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open in Lagos,” Aruna said during his post match interview.
“I am grateful to the Mauritian fans for their support throughout all my matches,” Aruna told reporters in Mauritius.
The 28 year old however set for himself a target of winning the All African Games table tennis title after his recent triumphs.
Quadri did not drop a point from the first round (round of 64) until the final when he defeated Saleh 4-1 to win his first African Championships title which he narrowly lost to Egypt’s Omar Assar in 2016.
“I think I have won virtually all the titles in Africa, the only one I am still hungry to win is the African Games title which I believe I will continue to work hard in order to win it next year in Morocco.”