The Nigeria Sports Awards (NSA) has saluted Nigeria’s International Table Tennis player, Aruna Quadri for winning the ITTF African Cup and qualifying for the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup billed for France later in the year.
The two-time winner of the prestigious Nigeria Sports Award defeated his continental rival, Egypt’s Omar Assar 4- 3 in the Men’s Singles final on Monday to booked a place in the World Cup having thrashed Egypt’s Mohammed El-Beiali 4-0 in the semi-finals.
The Chairman of the award panel, Dr. Kweku Tandoh saluted the gallant and brilliant performance of the Nigerian International for remaining consistent and flying the flag of the country high in the last four to five years.
Tandoh noted that the Nigerian Sports Award is proud to be associated to Aruna Quadri stating that his performance is a testimony to the vision of the awards in honouring and recognizing excellent performance.
“NSA is indeed very proud of Aruna Quadri for making the country proud by qualifying for the ITTF World Cup despite his challenges of having to play without a coach. We salute his courage, resilience and passion for excellence which represents the ideals of the Nigerian Sports Award” Dr. Tandoh said.
He then charged the ITTF star to go all out and make the country proud by winning ITTF World Cup later in the year, while also calling on the Nigerian Table Tennis Federation, corporate organizations and sports loving individuals to support him in his quest to become the ITTF World Cup winner.