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Egyptians lead after day one of Africa Games table tennis

March 5, 2024
Egyptians lead after day one of Africa Games table tennis

emerged as the dominant team after the first day of table tennis at the 13th , held at the Accra International Conference Centre. They were joined by , , , , , and Congo Brazzaville, all of whom enjoyed perfect starts in the group stages.

In the women's singles quarterfinals, Egyptian players Alhodaby Mariam, Goda Hana, and Yousra Helmy secured victories over their opponents from Tunisia, Ghana, and , respectively, with a 3-0 aggregate scoreline.

Algeria's Mobarek Lucie and Loghraibi Lynda defeated opponents from and 3-1, while Cameroonian Sarah Hanffou and Nigerian Edem Offiong also advanced with victories over their respective opponents.

In the men's singles category, Nigerian Aruna Quadri, a two-time silver medalist, defeated Algerian Ouaiche Stephane 3-1 to advance to the quarterfinal stage. Defending champion Omotayo Olajide of Nigeria also secured a 3-0 victory over his Tunisian opponent, while Senegalese Diaw Ibrahima defeated Shouman Mohamed of Egypt 3-1 to qualify for the last 16.

Egyptian players Assar Khalid, El-Beiali Mohamed, and Abddel-Aziz Youssef advanced to the quarterfinal stage after defeating opponents from North Africa with 3-0 and 3-1 aggregate scores. Additionally, Congo Brazzaville's Idowu Saheed secured a 3-0 victory over his Tunisian opponent to reach the quarterfinals.

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