Commonwealth Games: Bright start for Team Nigeria in table tennis

Commonwealth Games: Bright start for Team Nigeria in table tennis
Quadri Aruna

Nigeria’s table tennis team at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday had a bright start in both the men’s and women’s team events.

The women’s team of Offiong Edem, Fatima Bello and Esther Oribamise defeated their St. Vincent and the Grenadines counterparts 3-0.

In their Group One fixture’s doubles game, the pair of Edem and Bello defeated Velox and Cumberbatch 3-0 (11-6 11-2 11-5).

In one of the fixture’s singles game, Oribamise beat Delpesche 3-0 also, winning 11-2 11-3 11-2.

The other singles game saw Edem dispatching Cumberbatch 11-1 11-2 11-3 for another 3-0 routing of their opponents.

Meanwhile, in another Group One fixture, Singapore beat England 3-0.

Group Two results show India beating South Africa 3-0, while Guyana also beat Fiji 3-0.

In Group Three, Australia beat Malaysia 3-0 while Mauritius beat Maldives 3-2.

Matches in Group Four of the event saw Canada beating Uganda 3-0, just as Wales spanked Vanuatu 3-0.

The Nigerian men team were also superlative as they whipped South Africa 3-0 in their Group Two fixture.

Ghana and Cyprus are their other group opponents.

In Group One of the event, England beat Guyana 3-0, while India beat Barbados 3-0 in Group Three action.

The competition continues in the event later on Friday in round-robin fashion.

Source: NAN