Oshonaike, who is the first table tennis player in the world and the first female athlete in Africa to attend seven Olympic Games, becomes the first female to be inducted into the Club 7.
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Following the qualification of the trio of Olufunke Oshonaike, Olajide Omotayo and Offiong Edem for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the President of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation, Ishaku Tikon, has said the sport in its usual nature has justified its status among all sports in Nigeria.
A record eighth Olympics Games appearance for Nigeria’s Segun Toriola was halted by Egypt’s duo of Omar Assar and Dina Meshref after Toriola and Olufunke Oshonaike lost in the mixed doubles finals of the Africa Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the weekend in Tunis.
Nigeria’s veterans Segun Toriola and Olufunke Oshonaike would aim at picking the Tokyo Olympics ticket when the singles and mixed doubles qualification event scheduled for February 27 to 29 kicks off in Tunisia.
The five-man team will be led by African champion Aruna Quadri
At 43, Olufunke Oshonaike is not giving up of setting a new continental record as the first African female athlete to attend seven Olympic Games.
Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna and Egypt’s Dina Meshref emerged as singles champions at the 2018 ITTF African Championships concluded in Mauritius on September 9, 2018.
In the last three editions of the World Team Cup, Egypt men and women teams have featured in the tournament and the last time Nigeria’s men team competed was in 2010 in Dubai
Men’s singles defending champion, Aruna Quadri, tops the list of confirmed Nigeria players as well as seven-time Olympian, Segun Toriola, will be campaigning in the men’s singles.
To win the tournament in 2016 in Khartoum, Sudan, Quadri defeated Omar Assar of Egypt 4-2, while Meshref also beat Edem Offiong of Nigeria
However, the team will be relying on the financial support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in its quest to be part of the championship as the NTTF has made a formal request for the trip
However, when the Germany-based mother of two decided to organize a clinic for junior players in the country, she had thought that things have gone bad with the quality of the players in the country
After playing two matches and getting a walk-over against Congo Brazzaville’s Han Xing, five-time Olympian, Olufunke Oshonaike, on Wednesday secured…