Nigeria’s table tennis star Aruna Quadri has admitted that the Russia Premier Table Tennis League is quite competitive despite his impressive start.
Quadri has won 100% of his matches so far in the Russian league, securing a third-round victory for his club Fakel-Gazprom Orenburg.
Playing alongside Chinese player, An Yan and Russian national champion Alexander Shibaev, Aruna and his teammates have won all their five matches to top the league table ahead of closest rivals UMMC Verkhnyaya Psyhma. Aruna is delighted with his start in Russia.
“I am happy making my debut in Russia as the league is quite competitive, nothing is sure for you in any match. Even unranked players are difficult to play against in the league but my team has assembled a strong contingent that can withstand any team in the league,” Quadri said.
“I won all my matches but it was not easy because most of my opponents are experienced players and they came out to match us strength-for-strength. I am indeed delighted that my debut ended very well and the management of the team was so happy,” added Quadri.