Oshonaike sets up semifinal date with El-Dawlatly/Hanffou

Funke Oshonaike is in the semifinals of the ITTF African Senior Cup holding in Yaoundé, Cameroun.

Funke Oshonaike is in the semifinals of the ITTF African Senior Cup holding in Yaoundé, Cameroun.

Yaounde 2015 ITTF Africa Senior Cup

Nigeria’s veteran table tennis star, Funke Oshonaike, has qualified for the semifinals of the on-going Yaounde 2015 ITTF African Senior Cup, where she will meet either Egypt’s Nadeen El-Dawlatly or Cameroun’s Sarah Hanffou.

Oshonaike secured her semifinal ticket after two games and a walkover against Congo Brazzaville’s Han Xing.

Oshonaike defeated  Algeria’s Islem Laid 3-0 and repeated the same feat against Cameroun’s  Beatrice Enjema before the free points from the absent Congo Brazzaville’s Han Xing to top the group.

For leading the group, Oshonaike got a bye to the semifinal alongside Egypt’s Dina Meshref.In today’s semifinals, Oshonaike will battle the winner between Egypt’s Nadeen El-Dawlatly and Cameroun’s Sarah Hanffou, while Egypt’s Meshref will tackle the winner between Algeria’s Islem Laid and Lynda Loghraibi.

A confident Oshonaike said she was ready to take on any opponent, adding, “I am happy that I got a good draw and I hope I can be in my best form so that I can make it to the final.

“In the final, anything can happen and I look forward to what is going to happen,” she said.

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