Ganiyat Aruna, Wife of Aruna Quadri, winner of the just-concluded 2018 Seamaster ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open, says her husband fulfilled his promise to make her proud.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and ITTF 18th ranked player defeated Anthonio Hachard of France 4-2 at the final of men’s single event of the tournament.
The event held at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall, Teslim Balogun, Lagos State.
By the victory, Quadri became the first Nigerian to win the international tournament being hosted in Nigeria since its inception in 2013.
Ganiyat told NAN that she supported her husband with prayers after much preparations by him.
She said that the winner had promised to make her and the entire nation proud.
She said: “My husband promised and delivered; I am so excited; this is a promise fulfilled; I am proud of him.”
The former national player and mother of three also hailed the Aruna Quadri Fans Club and spectators for support for her husband.
Ganiyat said: “The France player was good, and it was indeed a tough game, but cheers coming from his (Quadri’s) fans and spectators went a long way to help in his victory.”
She expressed satisfaction that the victory was honour to Nigeria and brought to reality, the long-awaited dream of having a Nigerian win the tournament.