Aruna Quadri, Ofiong Edem lead Nigeria contingent for African Cup, Olympics qualifiers in Kigali

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Ahead of the African Cup and the Olympics Qualification Tournament this month, the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation announced the list of players that will represent the country at the Qualifiers.

Quadri Aruna, Offiong Edem, Olajide Omotayo and Fatimo Bello were named as the country’s flag bearers at the 2024 ITTF African Cup and Olympics Qualification Tournament taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, from May 12 to 18.

It is all nicely poised as the best table tennis players in the continent battle for honours and tickets to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in France.

For the first time in the history of the 10,000-capacity indoor arena, a table tennis tournament will be staged indoors.

Each country is expected to present two men and two women for the African Cup while Egypt as the defending champions in men and women will present three players each. 

Africa’s top ranked table tennis player, Omar Assar of Egypt as the men’s singles defending champion will be joined by her compatriot – Hana Goda who will also be defending her title in the women’s singles.