Oshonaike defies age, reclaims African title.

PARAGON...Oshonaike shows off her trophy.

Nigeria’s sensational female table tennis player, Olufunke Oshonaike, has reclaimed the African title as the Germany based ping-ponger defeated Dina Meshref of Egypt in the final of the International Table Tennis Championship, ITTF, African Senior Championships which ended over the weekend in Morocco.

Oshoniake, claimed the Africa’s Women’s Singles title which had missed for a couple of years, defeated Dina Meshref, who had been unbeaten for two years, by four set to two, 7-11, 11-13, 11-5, 11-9, 7-11, 7-1.

An elated, Oshonaike, attributed the feat to her experience which outweighed for Meshref to comprehend as the move paved the way for her to emerge as the new African Champion.

However, in the Men’s Singles event, Nigeria’s and twenty- fourteen ITTF Star Award ping-ponger, Aruna Quadri, failed to become the continent’s Men’s Singles champion as he lost to his arch- rival, Omar Assar of Egypt by four set to three.

In a post- match interview, Assar, said it was really a tough match since Aruna was one of the toughest table tennis players in the world and he was happy that he was able to beat Nigerian ping-ponger who recorded an excellent performance at the Rio Olympic Games where he defeated top rated players.



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