ITTF Egypt Junior Open: Nigeria Teams Hit Semi Final

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Nigeria’s teenager sensations, Abayomi Animasahun and Michael Obayomi showed their stuff at the ongoing ITTF World Junior Circuit tagged Egypt Junior and Cadet Open after defeating the combination of Egypt and Tunisia 3-1 to qualify for the semifinal of the cadet boys’ team event.
Obayomi started the rout with 11-6, 11-9, 12-10 win over Egypt’s Marwan Nader but Animasahun could not increase the tally after he fell to Tunisia’s Youssef Ben Attia 7-11, 15-13, 10-12, 11-9, 11-8 to put the match at 1-1.
In the doubles’ match, the pair of Obayomi and Animasahun combined very well to restore Nigeria’s lead with 4-11, 8-11, 7-11 win over the duo of Egypt’s Nader and Tunisia’s Ben Attia.
To cement Nigeria’s victory, Animasahun got his rhythm against Egypt’s Nader with 11-0, 12-10, 9-11, 8-11, 5-11 victory to give Nigeria a 3-1 win over the North Africans.
In the first semi-final tie, the Nigerians will battle for a place in the final against Egypt Team A.
In the junior boys match, Nigeria will battle Egypt Team A for a place in the final while the girls’ team will also confront Egypt Team A in the semi-final.

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