ITTF African Junior Championship: Nigeria tackles Egypt in team events finals

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Again the battle for supremacy between Nigeria and Egypt came to fore at the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)-sanctioned African Junior Championship as Team Nigeria clash against Team Egypt in the girls’ final.table tennis

However, Congo Brazzaville prevented Nigeria from playing in the final of the boys’ event after the Congolese beat Olasunkanmi Oginni-led team to secure a spot ahead of Nigeria in the last four of the event.

Also in the boys’ cadet division, Nigeria failed to advance to the last four following the inability of the team to beat Congo Brazzaville in the group game concluded on Tuesday.

Unlike their male counterpart, the trio of Tosin Esther Oribamise, Ajoke Ojomu and Alimot Ayinla ensured that their place in the final was not usurped as they defeated Algeria 3-0 in the semifinal after coming second behind Egypt in Group One. Egypt also walloped Tunisia 3-0 to set up another encounter against Nigeria in the final of the junior event.

In the girls’ cadet event, the Nigeria managed a 3-2 win over Algeria while Egypt had no problem beating Tunisia 3-0 to confront Nigeria in another final.

Meanwhile, the doubles and singles events will commence on Wednesday, as all eyes will be on Egypt, Nigeria, Congo Brazzaville and Tunisia.

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