By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Egyptian duo of Ahmed Saleh and Dina Meshref defeated Aruna Quadri and Edem Offiong respectively in the final of 2020 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Top 16 Tournament on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
In the men final, Ahmed Saleh claimed a tough 4-3 (11-6,5-11,11-9,6-11,11-9,9
-11,11-3) win over Aruna Quadri.
Saleh claimed the 5th game 11-9, while Aruna won the 6th with same score to bring the scoreline to 3-3(6-11,11-5,9-11,11-6,11-9,9-11) before Saleh eventually triumph over Quadri in the deciding game.
In the women final, Dina Meshref showed her mettle as the absolute Queen of African Table tennis when
she defeated Edem 4-1(11-2,11-8,8-11,11-5,11-6) to claim her 4th (fourth) consecutive Africa Top 16 cup.
Edem Offiong was impressed with her performance in Tunisia but feels there’s a lot more to do to win in the future and is motivated to give it a shot when the time arrives.
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