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Five African nations guarantee berths in quarterfinals

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At the 13th African Games in Accra, Ghana, the men’s team table tennis competition progressed to the quarterfinals, with Egypt, Madagascar, Algeria, Tunisia, and Nigeria advancing.

This information was revealed in a statement that NAN acquired on Wednesday from the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

Maintaining their perfect record, Egypt topped group one with 3-0 victories over Gabon and Ethiopia, respectively.

The announcement went on to say that following a 3-0 thrashing of Congo DR and Mauritania, Nigeria topped their group.

Also advancing to the quarterfinals were Algeria’s 3-0 victories over Angola and Guinea.

In order to advance, Tunisia won against Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire.

As per the announcement, Madagascar joined the elite group of teams in the last eight after defeating Sudan and Ghana.

The quarterfinal pairings, however, will be decided by a duel of the second-placed teams in each group for the remaining three spots.

In the women’s team event, the top four teams from each group—Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, and Tunisia—have advanced to the semi-finals.

They will find out who will play who in the semi-finals based on which of the four groups finished second.

All of the competing teams have been praised by Khaled El-Salhy, president of the African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), for their excellent performance.

Ghana, the event’s host, was also commended by El-Salhy for creating a positive environment.

I am elated that more than 19 nations will be participating, and I am very pleased with the measures Ghana has taken to guarantee the event’s success.

As the first sport to begin competition at the 13th African Games, we consider ourselves fortunate, and this has confirmed once again that table tennis is quickly making a comeback to Ghana, much like it did in the 1970s.

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The finals of the singles tournament were thrilling, and the team is looking forward to more matchups like that, which will showcase table tennis to the world, he added.

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