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Aruna Reclaims ITTF Africa Cup Title

Aruna Reclaims ITTF Africa Cup Title

Quadri Aruna reclaimed the ITTF Africa Cup title after winning the 2024 edition at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.

Aruna, the top seed still fresh from his exploits at the WTT Saudi Smash, was again unstoppable with a commanding win in the final against Egypt’s Mohamed El-Beiali.

The one-sided final saw Aruna beat the Egyptian with a 4-0 (11-5, 11-6, 12-10, 11-3) win to emerge the new Africa Cup champion after losing the title to Egypt’s Omar Assar in 2018.

“There was never an easy win in any competition, and I am happy that I gave my best and my best resulted in the victory,” Aruna said.

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“It has always been in me not to give up, even when I am down, and I am happy that all my hard work paid off with the victory.”

The world number 19 commended Rwanda for providing good facilities and hospitality for the the players, saying he looks forward to returning again.

In the women’s category Dina Meshref of Egypt was crowned champions after coming back from 2-0 down to defeat her compatriot, Mariam Alhodaby, 4-3.

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