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Liebherr 2018: Nigeria Beat Spain Face Slovakia In Quarter-Finals

Liebherr 2018: Nigeria Beat Spain Face Slovakia In Quarter-Finals

By Johnny Edward:

Nigeria’s table tennis team defeated Spain 3-1 in the round of 16 stage at the ongoing Liebherr 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Halmstad, Sweden, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

They will face Slovakia who handed them their only defeat in the group stage of the tournament in the quarter-final game later today (Friday) at noon.

Quadri Aruna fought back from a set down to beat Carlos Machado 3-1. The 29 year old won the game (13-15, 12-10, 11-4, 11-4)

Alvaro Robles restored parity for Spain defeating Nigeria’s oldest player in the team, Segun Toriola in three straight sets (13-11, 11-5, 12-10)

Bode Abiodun restored NIgeria’s lead beating Cantero Jesus 3-0 (12-10, 12-10, 11-6).

Aruna sealed quarter-final place for Nigeria defeating Toriola’s conqueror, Alvaro Robles 3-1 (13-11,3-11,11-2,11-7).

Nigeria will face either Italy or Hungary in the semi-finals if they get past Slovakia.

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  • Noble 3 years ago

    Segun toriola keep losing while other team mate are winning ,Black sheep of d family lolz

  • Onimsi 3 years ago

    When will Segun admit he is tired? Do you want to damage your records with losses? Oga you should have bowed out while the ovation was loudest