The 12-team competition involved the continental champions as well as the top ranked teams in the world while it also serves as a test event for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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As the first African to win an ITTF title outside the continent after claiming the men’s singles at the Polish Open, Quadri gained more points from his Poland victory as well as claimed some points from his qualification to the main draw at the ITTF World Cup in Liege, Belgium.
Quadri and Assar confirmed their qualification after winning one of their group matches to finish second in Group A and C of the first round stage of the competition
It was Joola, a sports manufacturing firm, that secured the services of the German coach for the Nigerian player.
Quadri, who claimed his first title in the Portuguese league at the weekend after lifting the Portuguese Super Cup with Sporting, is joined on the seeding list by Sporting’s teammate, Joao Monteiro