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Fatimo Bello claims first Western Region Singles title

Fatimo Bello claims first Western Region Singles title

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Nigeria’s Fatimo Bello emerge winner of the inaugural  ITTF Western Africa Challenge that took place in the city of Abidjan , the capital of Ivory Coast .

Fatimo , who defeated her compatriot , Esther Oribamise 4-2 to win the women’s singles  , after recovering from a two nil deficit has earlier defeated Benin’s Ziadeth Olaide 4-0 in the semi-final , while Esther overcame host nation’s Kamenan Nadia in the other semifinal game .

On the contrast , Nigeria’s duo of Emmanuel Augustine and Ayanwale Jamiu couldn’t make to the final  as they lost out in the quarterfinals .

Emmanuel was defeated by the eventual winner and host nation’s flagbearer , Oba Kizito Oba while Jamiu Ayanwale lost to Ghana’s Abrefa Derek .

Fatimo Bello is expected to be awarded a place in 2020  ITTF Africa Cup in Tunisia .

 

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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