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Nigerian table tennis star Quadri Aruna is on cloud nine after setting a record as the first African to be ranked in the top 10 by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

The latest ranking released on Tuesday by the world table tennis governing body, shows that the Oyo-state born star moves two spots up from 12 to 10 in the world.

Moreso, the African number one who plays for German club, TTC Rhönsprudel Fulda-Maberzell led his club to the fourth place in the 2021/2022 season of the Bundesliga and would play record champions Borussia Düsseldorf in the play-off semi-finals on May 8 in the first leg while the second leg takes place on May 15.

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Egyptian Omar Assar also rises from 27th spot to 19th in the world ranking as the 2021 African champion remains 2nd Africa while his veteran compatriot Ahmed Saleh slides to 58th spot but remains 3rd in Africa.

Senegal’s Ibrahima Diaw occupies 61st in the world and 4th in the continent while Nigerian, Bode Abiodun is up by 34 places to occupy the 97th spot and rated 5th in Africa.


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