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Nigeria finishes second behind Egypt at ITTF Juniors

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Nigeria finishes second behind Egypt at ITTF Juniors

Nigeria Table Tennis team finished second behind Egypt in the overall medal table at the 2016 ITTF African Junior & Cadet Championship which ended on Tuesday April 12 in Algiers, the capital of Algeria.

With over 12 countries taking part, African champions Egypt, with 22-man team won all 15 gold medals at stake at the seven-day tournament.

With a six-man team, Nigeria amassed four silver and four bronze medals with the six-man team while Congo Brazzaville with nine-man team claimed two bronze medals while Angola and Mauritius won one bronze medal each.

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Also, Egypt and Nigeria qualified their boys and girls teams for the 2016 ITTF World Junior Championship holding in Cape Town, South Africa in November.

Nigeria’s Esther Oribamise also made the eight-man African team for the 2016 ITTF World Cadet Challenge holding in Shanghai, China in October.

From the team, singles and doubles events, Egypt ruled over other teams with Nigeria being the only team closing the gap on the North African in all the events.

Also the host – Algeria which has over 20 players failed to finish in top three despite winning two silver and five bronze medals. They were beaten to the third spot by Tunisia which has three silver and five bronze medals with 16-man team.

 

 

 

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