Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and female comrade Offiong Edem are into the semi finals of the 2018 ITTF-Africa Top 16 Cup, being chosen in Nairobi.
Both the semi-finals and finals will be played today. Places in the Liebherr 2018 Men’s World Cup and 2018 Women’s World Cup are in question. In the Men’s Singles occasion Egypt is especially in confirm; in the penultimate round Omar Assar, the best seed, faces Congo Brazzaville’s Saheed Idowu, Ahmed Ali Saleh, the no.3 seed, contradicts Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna. Correspondingly in the Women’s Singles rivalry there is a solid Egyptian nearness; at the semi-last stage Dina Meshref, seeded no.1, plays Nigeria’s Offiong Edem, the no.4 seed, Cameroon’s Sarah Hanffou stands up to Algeria’s Lynda Loghraibi. Recorded at no.16 on the present Men’s World Rankings, Omar Assar begins as the reasonable most loved against Saheed Idowu, named at no.311 yet the two have never met as of late on the global stage and it would show up Omar Assar has a few concerns. “I’m extremely cheerful to achieve the semi-finals.
I’m likewise exceptionally cheerful for each win in light of the fact that here the conditions are not ordinary. A few players are playing great since they are accustomed to playing in high elevation however the players who play at ordinary height can’t put a few balls on the table. So this makes it somewhat intriguing. I truly don’t have any acquaintance with, it’s exceptionally intriguing that the coordinators came here to play, the height is extremely exceptionally remarkable.” Omar Assar A first gathering for Omar Assar and Saheed Idowu; not for Quadri Aruna and Ahmed Ali Saleh; they are no outsiders.
Outstandingly, in world positioning occasions, Ahmed Ali Saleh won the five experiences beginning with the accomplishment at the 2010 African Championships in Yaoundé. Be that as it may, the latest two engagements have gone the method for Quadri Aruna; he prevailing at the 2015 African Games in Congo Brazzaville and at the 2016 African Championships in Agadir. Then, when past outcomes are considered both Dina Meshref and Sarah Hanffou begin as top picks.
At the African Games in 2011 in Maputo, Dina Meshref lost to Offiong Edem however one must recollect that she was just 16 years when she encountered the annihilation. As far back as that date, eight gatherings in progression, Dina Meshref has won on each event. It isn’t excessively disparate a circumstance for Sarah Hanffou; three challenges against Lynda Loghraibi; she has won each of the three, the latest being the 2016 Olympic Qualification competition in Khartoum.
Past outcomes point in specific ways however might they be able to key be the player who can adjust, the player who can prevail at high elevation and achieve the statures. *Reported by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager