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Government Must Consolidate On Quadri’s Feat – Sunday Eboh

Posted: Aug 12, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Sunday Eboh, former African table tennis champion, has asked the government to consolidate on the feat achieved by Aruna Quadri at the Rio Olympics.

This, he said, would unearth new talents should the government built on the feat.

 “I am not surprised with what Aruna Quadri because he worked hard for it and he deserved it. Even some of my friends in Germany attested to the fact that Quadri is a world class player after his resurgence at the 2014 ITTF World Cup in Dusseldorf where he stunned the world to become the first African to play in the quarter-final of the championship,” Eboh said.

He charged the government to pay more attention to table tennis and other sports apart from football, saying, “It is only in Nigeria that football is regarded as the only sport and unfortunately football has now become a political tool in the hand of the politicians. It is time we focus on other sports that can fetch us more medals at multi-sports competition like the Olympics. Quadri has shown everybody that with more support, an average Nigerian athlete can become a superstar.”

For the 2014 ITTF Star Player, Eboh counselled, “I just want to advice that he should not be carried away by this performance but continue to work hard to be able to fulfill his dream. He must realise that with his performance at Rio, his ranking will go up and for him to maintain his status up there, he must remain committed and continue to work harder than before.”