Edem Offiong is the only Nigerian standing in the women’s singles event at the ongoing2019
Edem Offiong is the only Nigerian standing in the women’s singles event at the ongoing2019 ITTF Africa Cup holding in Lagos.
Offiong defeated top ranked Olufunke Oshonaike, in 7 sets a hard fought quarterfinal match on table 2 to book her place in the semifinals.
Oshonaike came from behind twice but was no match for Offiong, Nigeria’s best ranked player in the world who beat her 4-3.
Edem led from beginning winning but was made to work for her 11-9, 7-11, 11-6, 8-11,8-11, 11-8, 11-8 victory.
In the other women’s quarterfinals
Nigeria’s Ojomu Ajoke lost 4-2 to Tunisia’s Garci Fadwa, Bello Fatimo lost to Africa’s best Dina Meshref of Egypt. Meshref’s compatriot, Helmy Yousra beat Cameroonian, Hanffou Sarah, 4-1.
Men’s quarterfinals ongoing with Aruna Quadri, Bode Abiodun and Omotayo Olajide. Segun Toriola was beaten 4-2 in the round of 16 by Saheed Idowu of DR Congo.