Africa’s number one, Aruna Quadri once again reaffirmed his ranking by beating defending champion, Omar Assar of Egypt four games to three to reach the final of the ongoing ITTF Africa Top Sixteen Cup.

Quadri came back twice during the highly entertaining encounter at the Rades Multi-Purpose Hall to defeat the highly respected Assar four games to three to ensure a different champions for the first time in three years.

Quadri’s compatriot, Offiong Edem and defending champion, Egypt’s Dina Meshref will battle for the title in the women’s final, with winners of the tournament expected to represent Africa at this year’s ITTF World Cups.