Oshonaike sets up semifinal date with El-Dawlatly/Hanffou
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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