Most often than not, that which is worth having does not come easy. This is more so in a country like Nigeria where success is usually inspite of, not because of, the system as is the case with Nigerian tennis player, Aruna Quadri.
Quadri is now the new African number one tennis player, a follow up to his historic display at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup in October last year,
Quadri, like many athletes, make headway in their fields even though they barely get any help from the Nigerian sports ministry.
This feat is made all the more awesome as he is top in a sport that isnowi dominated by North Africans, especially Egypt. With 10234 points, he leads second-placed and former African number, Egypt’s Omar Assar by one point. This is the second time Quadri is topping the list, so it obviously is no fluke.
Quadri’s points also see him jump two steps up to 20th position in the world ranking, the first time a Nigerian would break into the world top 20 more than once.