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December 15, 2017

Meshref targets revenge against Oshonaike

Still being pained by the manner she was beaten in the women’s singles final of the 2016 ITTF Africa Championships by Nigeria’s Olufunke Oshonaike, Egypt’s Dina Meshref is full of venom hoping to avenge the defeat at the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup holding in Agadir, Morocco.

Like her male counterpart, Meshref has been unbeaten in all the finals of any continental tournament since 2015, but the 2016 loss came as a shock to the 2015 African Games gold medallist.

“I know that the competition in Agadir, Morocco would be tough with a lot of worthy competitors. I am re-checking all my weaknesses that led to the defeat in October, and I am working hard in avoiding them again this time whether I play against Olufunke Oshonaike or any other player,” she said.

The America University of Cairo graduate undergone a three-week training prior to the tournament and she is now in good shape to roar in Agadir. “I think I had a good 3-week period to practice and prepare for the tournament, also, I believe the matches at the World Championships in Düsseldorf were good to prepare me for Morocco.”

“The challenge will be from my teammates and the Nigerian players. I hope I can win the African Cup and qualify to the World Cup this year. It’s always great to represent Egypt at a prestigious event such as the World Cup,” Meshref admitted.

The post Meshref targets revenge against Oshonaike appeared first on The Nation Nigeria.

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