Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri said he’s ready to fight for medals at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth games.
He defeated Cyprus star Marios Yiangou 11-13, 11-5, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8 in the men’s single second round on Saturday.
Quadri who is ranked 12th in world table tennis, said he’s delighted to secure passage to the next round and looks forward to successful outing.
“Am delighted to have won and I must admit that it has been one of the toughest I have played.
“Despite being seeded as No.1, no pressure on me to win gold or a medal here in Birmingham as the results from the games I have played attest to it.
“I want Nigerians back home to keep supporting Team Nigeria as we’ll do the nation proud.”
Quadri, also spoke highly of the women’s team, despite their failure to qualify for next round.
“Sad they are out but we are Team Nigeria, so we must stick together and support ourselves. So a medal will be for the whole table tennis team.”
Aruna won silver medal for Team Nigeria in the last Commonwealth games held in Australia.
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