By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Nigeria's ladies's consultant on the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup in Morocco. Funke Oshinaike, is magnanimous in defeat as she posted a heartfelt message on her Fb web page on Tuesday, on Nigeria's participation on the competitors within the metropolis of Agadir, Completesportsnigeria.com studies.
Oshinaike misplaced Four-Zero to Egypt's Dina Meshref within the ladies’s singles ultimate on Monday which implies she is not going to be taking part in on the ITTF World Cup.
Nigeria's males desk tennis star Aruna Quadri on Monday nevertheless booked his place on the ITTF World Cup in France with a Four-Three win towards favorite, Egypt's Omar Assar whom he defeated Four-Three within the ultimate.
The 2016 Olympic Video games quarterfinalist had earlier eradicated Assar’s compatriot, Mohamed El-Belali, Four-Zero within the semi-finals.
Oshinaike who represented Nigeria on the 2015 All Africa Video games and 2016 Olympics wrote on her Fb web page:
"We (Nigerian contingent) went, we noticed and we conquered," she said.
"To God be the glory. We love Naija (Nigeria) so very a lot and we simply hope that in the future we shall be acknowledged and get extra love from Naija."
Oshinaike then recommended followers of the desk tennis stars for his or her steadfast help throughout the ITTF Africa Cup.
"Due to all our followers and one love everywhere in the world.
"We gained't cease doing our greatest for our pricey nation. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria, " Oshinaike wrote.
Males's champion Quadri had instructed the media of his elation after qualifying for the World Cup.
“I’m so completely happy and I believe I used to be fortunate. I stay up for play within the ITTF World Cup later this 12 months in France."
It was Quadri’s first win over Assar in latest instances, since their fierce rivalry started in 2015.
Nigeria's different representatives in Morocco, Edem Effiong (ladies) and Omotayo Babajide (males) failed to succeed in the semi-finals stage.