Aruna Quadri: Why I withdraw from WTT Contender in Lagos

Aruna Quadri: Why I withdraw from WTT Contender in Lagos

Nigeria’s table tennis icon, Quadri Aruna, has explained why he will not participate in the upcoming World Table Tennis Contender in Lagos.



In a video post on his Instagram handle @quadriaruna on Tuesday, Aruna said the development was due to club engagements.



“Nothing is as good as playing in front of my home fans and; it’s always fun getting support from them year after year.


Aruna Quadri



“I am really sorry that I won’t be able to make the WTT Contender in Lagos next week due to my club engagements.



“I really hope that all of you (fans) will support my compatriots and; other players participating in the Contender.



“Thank you also for the support over the years and; I really hope to see all of you at the next WTT event,” he said.


Aruna lost out in the Round of 32 at the; recently-concluded World Table Tennis Championship in Durban, South Africa.

He joined the Fakel-Gazprom Orenburg table tennis club of Russia early in the year.


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Meanwhile, the tournament is; billed for Monday to June 18 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, with Nigeria presenting a 25-man contingent to compete against their foreign counterparts.



The Contender Series, which is; the first in sub-Saharan Africa, will afford players the opportunity to garner ranking points in their quest to; pick tickets to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.




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