Nigeria hope to win medal at Rio Olympics

Nigeria hope to win medal at Rio Olympics

No African country has ever won a table tennis medal at the Olympics. Asians have been dominating the sport. However, Nigerians are aspiring to change that one day. In the next month’s Rio Olympics, the African country is hoping to make an impact. Nigeria’s Aruna Qadri, a 27-year-old, is one of the promising players who is also the Africa’s highest ranked player.
In 2014, he was named star player. At the early this year, he reached the quarter-finals of the Hungry Open. Nigeria’s fate is depended on this young player. Segun Totiola, who will turn 42 this year, is set to compete at his seventh Olympics. Wahid Entian-Oshodi of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation says Segun is the legend and future of the table tennis. “The most challenging part for table tennis in Nigeria is funding. As football is the most popular game in the country, the government spends 95 per cent funds in it only,” he adds.

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