Following his narrow loss to Egypt’s Omar Assar in the final of the men’s singles of ITTF Africa Senior Championships, Aruna Quadri has said he looks ahead for better days in his blossoming career.
The 2014 ITTF Star Player was on Tuesday made the four-man nominees list for this year’s ITTF Star Awards told NationSport yesterday that he is hoping to return to his French club as they continue their quest for top finish in the 2016/2017 season.
“I think I was a bit unlucky to have lost the match. I am not really disappointed because I gave my best and it was clear from the beginning. I am satisfied with my performance as I am looking forward to a better outing in subsequent tournaments. In the overall I am contempt with the performance of our team because we never gave up. We were able to prove ourselves against the Egyptian and now we have some young players that were part of the team. I believe with more exposure they can make impact in major competitions,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has appealed to fans within and across Nigeria to vote for Aruna Quadri for him to become the first athlete to win the award twice.
To vote for Aruna Quadri, fans are expected to visit ITTFStarawards.com while the voting closes on November 13. The grand finale holds on December 8 in Doha, Qatar.
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