• Quadri begs sports ministry for sponsorship to participate in qualifiers

    Quadri begs sports ministry for sponsorship to participate in qualifiers

    Rio 2016 Olympic Games quarterfinalist, Aruna Quadri, has pleaded with the Federal Ministry of Sports to come to the aid of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) in order to be part of this month’s 2016 ITTF African Senior Championships, which will hold in Agadir, Morocco from December 24 to Sunday 30.

    Already, the President of African Table tennis Federation (ATTF), Khaled El-Salhy, has warned that any country that missed the Morocco event would not be part of the 2017 and 2018 […]

  • I’m getting zero support from my country – Quadri

    I’m getting zero support from my country – Quadri

    When Aruna Quadri achieved the impossible at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, he became an instant hero and talk of the town across the globe that the Ministry of Sports began to use his performance as yardstick to Team Nigeria success in Brazil.

    Even the Nigeria Olympic Committee under the leadership of Habu Gummel, tagged him the “shining star of Rio”.

    But just few weeks after the Olympic Games, the 2014 ITTF Star is yet to get any tangible support […]

  • Rio Olympics: It’s unbelievable I made quarterfinals – Quadri

    Rio Olympics: It’s unbelievable I made quarterfinals – Quadri

    Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri became the first player from Africa to reach the quarterfinals in the history of the Olympics after upsetting World’s number 8 player, Timo Boll, in the fourth round in Rio.

    Sensationally, just one day short of his 28th birthday, Quadri beat Boll, the former World no.1 and the no.10 seed at the Olympics.

    Incredibly, Quadri withstood a brave recovery by the German after winning the first three games to secure a six games success (12-10, 12-10, 11-5, 3-11, 5-11, […]