Aruna Quadri alongside Italy-based duo of Olajide Omotayo and Kazeem Makanjuola and Portugal-based pair of Bode Abiodun and Ojo Onaolapo will represent Nigeria at the first major International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour for 2017 the Hungarian Open.
This was confirmed by ITTF Africa in a release.
Aside from Nigeria, Egypt will also participate at the tournament and will be represented by Omar Assar and his brother Khaled.
The tournament will start on Thursday, January 19 and end on January 22, 2017, with the cash prize of $70,000 up for grabs.
The likes of Omotayo, Abiodun, Makanjuola and Onaolapo will start their campaigns from the preliminary stage of the singles and doubles events of the competition.
Quadri will partner Assar in the men’s doubles event, Omotayo will pair Onaolapo and Makanjuola will partner Abiodun in the doubles.
Over 54 countries which include China, Germany, Chinese Taipei, England, Portugal, Russia are taking part in the four-day championship with 331 players made up of 220 men and 111women competing in five events – U-21 singles (boys and girls) and singles and doubles (men and women).
Also the tournament serves as a point-scoring event for world ranking as well as one of the tournaments that serve as qualification for the end-of-year ITTF World Tour Grand finals.