ITTF: Egyptians Crowned African Cup Champions In Lagos

ITTF: Egyptians Crowned African Cup Champions In Lagos

Omar Assar popularly known as the Pharoah of Lagos has been crowned African Cup Champion, after winning the 2019 ITTF African Cup on Monday.

It was a hard-fought 4-3 (10-12, 11-3, 11-6, 12-14, 11-3, 9-11, 11-3) victory over compatriot Ahmed Saleh who was making an appearance in the finals for the first time in nine years.


 

Saleh defeated Kherouf Sami of Algeria 4-2 (7-11, 6-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-6, 2-11)  in the semi-finals to set up all Egyptian final with Omar Asar , who got the better part of his arch-rival and defending champion Aruna Quadri 4-1 (11-6, 11-8, 3-11, 11-7, 11-3)  in the semi-finals.

 

In the Women’s category, Egypt’s Dina Meshref makes it a hat-trick of African women’s singles titles after a dominant 4-0(11-9, 11-9, 11-1, 11-8) victory over compatriot, Helmy Yousra.

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