Aruna Quadri, and Mawussi Agbetoglo are in Croatia to represent Africa at a five-day ITTF World Tour in Zagreb. Nigeria’s Quadri will partner Portugal’s Andre Silva in the men’s doubles event for the competition, which served off yesterday.
Also, Quadri, in an effort to improve his game as well as to rub shoulder with the world’s best, has signed for a French Club in the lucrative France Table Tennis Federation (FTTF)-organised elite league.
Quadri, who started his professional career in Portugal in 2010 and thrice named the best player in the Portuguese League, will play for Jura Morez TT next season. Before joining GD Toledos two years ago, Quadri started with AR Novelense and with the two Portuguese clubs he won the league, super cup and the Mediterranean trophy.
Being one of the best leagues in the world, the French league has some of the world’s best players like World number 10 and Portugal’s Marcos Freitas playing their trade in the league.
The deal was formally concluded during a recent trip by Quadri to Paris, where he met with the management of the team and also used the opportunity to inspect the club facilities.