2014 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Player of the Year,Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has appealed to corporate Nigerians to support his quest to improve his career after a successful outing in the previous year.
Quadri, who is the highest ranked Africa in the world, rated 30 by ITTF said he needs all the support he could get to remain on top of his game.
“I am using this platform to appeal to corporate bodies in the telecommunication and other companies to come to my aid especially for me to attend more competitions this year. I am looking forward to the Globacom, MTN, Airtel, Etisalat and Visafone of this world for me to continue to do what I love doing,” he said.
He added: “I worked hard in 2014 using my resources and with support from the President, Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), Wahid Oshodi to get to where I am now in the world. But now that I have made my country proud, what I need is support for me to take part in more competitions so that I keep up the pace as well as be in top shape in readiness for the All Africa Games and Olympics.”
With prospect of doing well in major international competitions, Quadri believes with more backing from his home country, he can still do more that he has achieved in recent time.
For now, the ITTF Star player is targeting good outing at the forthcoming as he is at present tuning up for the tournament serving off this week in Cairo, Egypt.
“I don’t want to be distracted by the need to get sponsors to support me to feature in competitions as I am looking forward to a good outing in Egypt. I appreciate everybody that has been congratulating on the pages of newspapers as well on social media but what I need is support for me to play in more competitions this year,” he explained.