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Sports News of Wednesday, 8 February 2023


Russian league is competitive - Aruna Quadri

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Nigeria’s table tennis star Quadri Aruna, is delighted to start his Russian adventure with victory.

The African number one helped his team Fakel-Gazprom Orenburg to top of the league table, winning his first three matches at the Russian Table Tennis Centre in Moscow.

“I am happy making my debut in Russia as the league to me is competitive because nothing is sure for you in any match,” Quadri said.

“Even unranked players are difficult to play against in the league but my team has assembled a strong contingent that can withstand any team in the league.

“I won all my matches but it was not easy because most of my opponents are experienced players and they really came out to match us strength for strength,” he said.

The Nigerian star also revealed that the management of the club is happy with team’s performances so far.

“I am indeed delighted that my debut ended very well and the management of the team is happy with the team’s performance as they are not ready to surrender the title this year,” Aruna said.

Aruna moved to the Russian league January 2023.