Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna won his first African senior men’s singles title after he defeated Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh in the final of the 2018 ITTF-African Championships in Mauritius on Sunday.
Aruna defeated Saleh four-one in Port Luis to join the likes of Segun Toriola, Atanda Musa who have also won the African men’s singles title. This is the second gold medal for Aruna at the championship. He had earlier helped Nigeria’s men’s team win gold.
The Nigerian Open champion, the twenty-eight-year-old had defeated his compatriot, Olajide Omotayo four-nil in the semi-final.
In the women’s singles event, Offiong Edem lost four-two to Dina Meshref in the semi-final. The Nigerian succumbed to a painful defeat after leading the Meshref two-one after three games.