Oyo-born Aruna Quadri has suffered a major setback in his quest for European title with his Portuguese club – Sporting after the team was beaten 3-0 in the second leg of the semifinal tie against France’s GV Hennebont in this year’s ETTU Cup.
According to reports, having been beaten at home 2-3 by the French team fortnight ago, Quadri’s team – Sporting were hoping to turn the tide against the star-studded French team but the huge home support coupled with the flawless play by the home team became the undoing of the visitors.
The game involving Quadri and Chinese-born Sheng Peng Fan became the joker for the home team as the Nigerian fell 7-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7, 11-2 for the French side to have a 2-0 lead.
After failing at same stage in the ETTU Champions League last year, Quadri again failed at same stage of the ETTU Cup and hoping that he will make it to the final next season.
G.V. Hennebont will play against Germany’s Saarbrücken Tischtennis in the final of the ETTU Cup.
Source: The Nation