Nigeria’’s dream of returning to the elite championship division of the table tennis came to an end of Friday when it lost 3-0 to Slovakia in the quarter-finals of the on going World Team Table tennis championships.
It was the second defeat suffered by Nigeria in the hands of Slovakia after losing to them in the group stages of the tournament.
Quadri Aruna who has been Nigeria’s best player at the tournament lost the team’s first game.
The 29 year old lost 3-1 (11-7, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4) to Pistej Lubomi.
Bode Abiodun could not bring Nigeria back on level terms as he lost 3-2 (11-5,12-14,11-8,9-11,7-11) to Novota Samuel in a keenly contested game.
Olajide Omotayo also lost 3-1 (12-10,7-11,5-11) to Wang Yang.
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