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Commonwealth 2022: Team Nigeria Off To A Flying Start In Table Tennis

Team Nigeria got their campaign at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games off to a perfect, as the table tennis won their games, routing South Africa and others on Friday.

World number 10 Aruna Quadri dismissed Jones Shoun of South Africa in three sets 11-6, 11-3, 12-10 in one of the men’s singles matches. 

Omotayo Olajide also feasted on another South African Nathoo C.O 11-9, 11-6, 11-6.

The duo Omeh Amodi and Omotayo Olajide also defeated South Africa’s Cogill Theo and Nathoo  3-0 (11-5, 11-5, 11-5) in the men’s doubles to cruise to the next round.

The trio of Offiong Edem, Esther Oribamise and Fatimo Bello also secured wins in women’s table tennis.

In the Women’s Team – Group 1, the Nigerians overcame St Vincent and The Grenadines in both the doubles and two singles.

In the doubles, Edem and Bello beat St Vincent and The Grenadines‘ duo of Unica Velox and Leah Cumberbatch 3-0.

The Nigerians took the first set 11-6, the second ended 11-2 while the third was 11-2.

In the singles, Edem triumphed 3-0 (11-1, 11-2, 11-3 ) against Cumberbatch and Oribamise also record a 3-0 win against another St Vincent and The Grenadines player Shanecia Delpesche 11-2, 11-3, 11-2.

The other countries in the Women’s Team – Group 1 are hosts England and Singapore.

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