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Seamaster ITTF Nigeria Challenge:Quadri, Oshonaike out

Nigeria’s Bode Abiodun on Saturday sent the number one seeded player, Aruna Quadri, packing at the ongoing Seamaster ITTF Nigeria Open holding at the Teslim Balogun, Stadium.

Abiodun defeated Quaudri, the competition favourite,  4-2 in a keenly contested match, which was greeted with  cheers from spectators, in the round of 16

Abiodun who ply his trade in Portugal was part of the Nigeria’s team to the 2016 Rio Olympics Games in Brazil.

Meanwhile, the winner of the 2016 edition, Olah Benedek of Finland, defeated Khaleed Assar by 4-1 in the title race.

Omar Assar of Egypt also ousted Scotland’s Rumgay Gavin by 4-2

Also, Funke Oshonaike who was seeded No. 6 suffered the same fate after losing to Italian Piccolin Giorgia by 1-4 in the round of 16.

Nigeria’s Cecilia Akpan also lost to Bulgarianot,  Balint Bernadette by 1-4.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports all the country representives in the women’s singles event have crashed out of the tournament, while Abiodun is the only Nigeria in the men’s singles .

NAN reports that 22 countries are taking part in the 46,000-dollar prize  event.

The challenge which served off on Aug. 9 will be concluded on Aug. 13. t

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