Aruna Quadri emerges African Champion in men’s singles

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Nigeria ping-pong sensation Aruna Quadri has emerged champion in the men’s singles at the African Senior Championships in Mauritius after defeating Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh.

Aruna secured a 4-1 victory over his Egyptian rival to claim the Championship for the first time in his career.

The 30-year-old Nigerian got his match to a bright start, winning first game 11-7 to earn a 1-0 win.

Saleh then made his way into the clash as he won the second game 11-6 to draw level with Aruna.

In thrilling fashion, Aruna won the third game 13-11 to restore his lead and make the tally 2-1. He had to turn the game on its head after trailing 4-7 to smash home to the win.

Later on in the clash, frustration set in for the Egyptian allowing Aruna ease his first ever African Senior Championships title.

With his historic triumph at the Nigeria Open – where he defeated Antoine Hachard in the final – coming to mind, Aruna can be said to have enjoyed an amazing year so far and the glory on the continent is a testament to the fact that he has been Africa’s best in 2018.

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