Nigeria advance to table tennis Q/final – The Sun Nigeria

By Bunmi Ogunyalebirmingham

Nigeria have qualified for the quarter-finals of the table tennis event at the ongoing Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Nigerian side qualified for the last eight with a 3-0 win over Cyprus at the Birmingham International Center on Saturday.

The African number one in table tennis, Quadri Aruna beat Marios Yiangou by 11-13, 11-5, 11 – 7, 6 – 11, 11 – 8 points, Olajide Omotayo also beats Christos Savva by 11 – 2, 11 – 2, 11 – 3 points in men’s singles.

In men’s doubles, Bode Abiodun and Olajide Omotayo defeated Iosif Elia and Christos Savva in a straight set 11-4, 11-4, 11-5.

The Nigerian ladies however failed to qualify for the next stage of the competition as they surrendered to the firepower of England.

In women’s doubles, the duo Fatima Bello and Offiong Edem fell like a game of cards against Charlotte Bardsley and Maria Tsaptsinos in straight sets 11-6, 11-8, 14-12.

In women’s singles, Offiong Edem beat Maria Tsaptsinos by 4 – 11, 11 – 9, 13 – 11, 12 – 10, 13 – 11, 12 – 10 points, Fatima Atinuke Bello beat Tin-Tin Ho by 11 – 8, 10 – 12, 6 – 11, 11 – 8, 11 – 4 points, but Ajoke Ojomu saved Nigeria when they lost to England’s Ho Tin Tin by 11-4, 11-9, 11-7 points.

Recall that the Nigerian ladies lost all their matches against Singapore on the opening day of the Games on Friday.

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