World Team Table Tennis Championships: Mixed fortunes for Nigeria

Nigeria’s women team to the ongoing World Team Table tennis championship in Dortmund, Germany returned to winning ways on Monday as they thrashed their counterparts from Estonia 3-0.

The Funke-Oshinaike led team were quick to shake off their surprising 3-0 loss to Italy in their opening fixture on Sunday as they showed better composure against the Estonians. The Nigerian ladies are in Group E with the likes of Italy, England, India, Israel and Estonia.

In other fixtures in the Group, Israel humbled Italy 3-1 while it was a 2-2 draw between India and England.

Nigeria is currently occupying the 4th spot and will be playing against England on Tuesday.

Loss for the men

Meanwhile, the situation was quite different for the country’s Men team has they failed to build on the victory recorded on the opening day. Segun Toriola and his other compatriots were roundly beaten by their Indian counterparts 3-0.

To remain in contention, the Nigerian Men will definitely have to up their game as they face Romania in the third game of the 8-day long tourney on Tuesday.

The ongoing tournament serves as the team event qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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