Aruna Quadri gets another invitation for the Men’s World Cup

Aruna Quadri gets another invitation for Men’s World Cup


Aruna Quadri ’s fifth appearance at the ITTF World Cup in Chengdu has been possible by the ankle injury of Hong Kong ’s Wong Chung Tin .

This is the second time the Oyo born player will receive invitation despite not qualifying for the tournament .

At the 2018 Top 16 Africa Cup final held in Kenya , Aruna suffered a 3-4 loss to Egypt’s Omar Assar, just few months ago in Lagos , he  lost again to Omar Assar albeit in the semifinal .

Last week at the T2 Diamond tournament in Singapore , facing China’s Xu Xin in the second game , Wong Chung Tin withdrew following an ankle injury , subsequently , the 16th ranked player announced his withdrawal from the Chengdu Airlines 2019 ITTF World Cup .

For his replacement  , Africa number one male player Aruna Quadri was selected based on his experience in international table tennis .

The 31-year-old best outing at the World Cup was his maiden appearance in 2014 in the city of Dusseldorf when he reached the quarter-finals stage .

Africa will be represented by Nigeria and Egypt at the Chengdu Airlines 2019 ITT Men’s World Cup starting on Friday 29th November in Chengdu , China .

Mudashiru Shittu

Mudashiru Shittu

A Sport writer , reporter and a broadcaster with huge knowledge of Sporting Events in Africa and beyond .

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