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African Games 2023: Egypt defeats Nigeria to table tennis team event titles 

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Egypt continued her dominance over Nigeria by claiming gold medal in the table tennis team event for men and women category.

In the men’s category, Omar Assar, Youssef Abdelaziz and Mohamed El-Beiali conquered the trio of Olajide Omotayo, Aruna Quadri and Taiwo Matti in the final.

Assar defeated Omotayo 3-0 in the first game, while Abdelaziz finally halted Aruna’s dominance with a 3-1 win. El-Beiali edged Mati 3-1 to complete the 3-0 rout by the Egyptians.

In the women’s category, the trio of Offiong Edem, Hope Udoaka and Fatimo Bello also fell to the Egyptians on the final.

They were overpowered by Dina Meshref, Hana Goda and Marian Alhodaby.

The Egyptian ladies have dominated the event since dethroning Nigeria at the 2019 edition of the African Games in Maputo.

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