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 .