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Top seeds advance in Asoju Oba Cup – The Punch



November 29, 2018
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The status quo remains at the 50th Asoju Oba Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Cup as top seeds lived up to their billing after securing their places in the last eight of the competition.

Olajide Omotayo and Bose Odusanya worked their way into the quarter-final of the men and women singles after recording easy wins from the first round of the championship.

Also, second seeds David Fayele and Nimota Aregbesola marched into the last eight as winners emerged in the mixed doubles event of the competition.

The pairing of Fayele and Aregbesola claimed the first title after emerging winners in the mixed doubles event of the competition.

Fayele and Aregbesola convinced the fans with their victory over highly-rated Omotayo and Tolu Durosimi-Etti. The duo won 3-0 (11-5, 11-3, 11-9) to lift the trophy this year.

An exited Fayele admitted that the win was not without its challenges. “I feel so delighted and great winning this title with my partner. It was not really easy playing with our opponent but all the same I thank God for this great achievement,” said Fayele.

 Meanwhile the family of the late sponsor of the competition has promised to make the final on Friday an elaborate event. They however, ruled out making the tournament a national event.

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