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Aruna Quadri’s transfer to Germany confirmed

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Organisers of the prestigious German Table Tennis elite league (The Tischtennis Bundesliga) have confirmed Aruna Quadri’s transfer from Sporting of Portugal to TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell for the 2020/2021 season.

The body listed the Nigerian among the top players across the globe that will be plying their trade in the European league.

With the exit of Egypt’s Omar Assar from Borussia Dusseldorf to GV Hennebont in France, Quadri is now the only African expected to
compete in the top division of the German Bundesliga league while some Egyptian players are plying their trade in the lower divisions of the league.

Quadri also had a new teammate at TTC as Hong Kong’s Lam Siu Hang will also be dornign the colour of TTC.

The central German-based team will be relying on Quadri to spearhead the squad which also has German international Ruwen Filus and German youth international Fan Bo Meng.

Meanwhile, Quadri has resumed training with Sporting in Portugal after three months inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Nigerian who has guided the Lisbon-based team to the semi-final stage of the ETTU Cup is expected to quit Portugal in September to move to Germany.

Quadri, who is yet to pick his ticket to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, confirmed yesterday that he started training early this week and he hopes to keep in shape ahead of the resumption of the Olympic Qualifiers which may resume later this year.

Reported by: Vincent Paul

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