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ITTF Cup: Oshonaike Through To Semis

Posted: Jul 23, 2015 at 12:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

After playing two matches and getting a walk-over against Congo Brazzaville’s Han Xing, five-time Olympian, Olufunke Oshonaike, on Wednesday, secured a place in the semi-final of the women’s singles at the 2015 ITTF Africa Senior Cup holding in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

From the final group matches played, Oshonaike defeated Algeria’s Islem Laid 3-0 and repeated same feat against Cameroon’s Beatrice Enjema. She, however, got a walk-over against Congo Brazzaville’s Xing to top the group.

For leading the group, Oshonaike got a bye to the semi-final alongside Egypt’s Dina Meshref.

For the semifinal ties on Thursday, Oshonaike will play winner of Egypt’s Nadeen El-Dawlatly and Cameroon’s Sarah Hanffou tie, while Egypt’s Meshref will tackle winner of Algeria’s Islem Laid and Lynda Loghraibi tie.

A confident Oshonaike said that she was ready to take on any opponent, as she was lucky to get a good draw in the group stage.

“I am happy that I got a good draw and I hope I can be in my best form so that I can make it to the final. In the final, anything can happen and I look forward to what is going to happen,” she said.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Kazeem Makanjuola also made it to quarter-final where they are expected to face Egypt’s El-Sayed Lashin and Algeria’s Idir Khourta for places in the semi-final.