The victory of Nigeria table tennis star at the just concluded African Championship in Rades, Tunisia seems to have yielded an instant result as he moved up in the latest International Table Tennis Federation rankings.
Despite crumbling in the team game final to Egypt, Aruna Quadri pumped up the volume to retain his African crown at the expense of Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh.
The Nigerian top seed retained his men’s singles title with a convincing 4-0 (11-2, 12-10, 11-6, 11-6) amid missing a direct qualifying spot for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
The latest ranking released by the table tennis international body shows that the Nigerian international moved from his previous 18th position to 16th.
He earned 500 ranking points for a total of 1260 and remained the best-ranked African players