Gold Coast 2018

Table Tennis: Team Nigeria thrash Belize in group opener

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Team Nigeria’s athletes at the Table Tennis event got their campaign to a winning start in their Group 4 encounter with their counterparts from Belize. 

A team composed of Olajide Omotayo, Bode Abiodun, and Afeez Jamiu eased unto a perfect victory at the Oxenford Studios on Thursday morning.

In match 1, Omotayo gave an excellent showing to defeat Belize’s Rohit Pagarani 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 11-2).

Abiodun also eased past opponent Devesh Hukmani 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-2) in match 2 while Jamiu and Omotayo’s team play earned another 3-0 (11-6, 11-4, 11-5) win for the West Africans in match 3.

Team Nigeria will next face Malaysia in Match 2 of the Group 4 fixtures by 9:30am [Nigerian time] on Thursday, April 5.

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