Team Nigeria on Wednesday in Tokyo showed the Super Eagles how to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina at the World when the Segun Toriola-led side thrashed the European side 3-1 at the ongoing 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championship.
Toriola started the onslaught, while Aruna Quadri increased the tally to 2-0 but Ojo Onaolapo fell in the third game to put the game at 2-1.
Like a true leader, Toriola rounded up the match with a win to give Nigeria a 3-1 win.
However, the respite of the female team was thwarted yesterday when they were beaten 3-0 by Portugal in their fourth game. Out of the four matches played so far by the Funke Oshonaike-captained side, the team has lost three with the only win recorded against Italy on Tuesday.
The team last group game will be against Turkey on Thursday.
But the male team has done creditably winning three out of its four matches with the only defeat, which they suffered against Czech Republic.
The team will also on Thursday battle Canada in their bid to gain promotion to the elite division.
Meanwhile, victory over the Slovak Republic on the first day of play but defeats against China and DPR Korea meant that Romanian trio of Daniela Monteiro Dodean, Elizabeta Samara and Bernadette Szocs, success against Austria was vital in their Women’s Championship Division contest.
A win was delivered and delivered in a most impressive manner; three matches to nil being the score-line.
Daniela Monteiro Dodean beat Liu Jia (3-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-9), Elizabeta Samara followed suit by overcoming Elena Waggermayer (11-6, 11-4, 11-6), with Bernadette Szocs concluding matters.
She recovered from a two games to nil deficit against Li Qiangbing to secure a five games success (9-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-7, 11-6).