Nigeria’s duo of Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun has made it five Portuguese Cup title in a row. They achieved this at the weekend after their team – Sporting beat GDCS Juncal 3-0 to retain the Portuguese Cup.
Also, the women’s team of Sporting Club started their return to the first division on a good note by claiming the Portuguese Cup at the expense of GD Toledos in the finals played at the Municipal Sports Pavilion of Póvoa de Varzim.
The report monitored on the Portuguese Table Tennis Federation website confirms that Sporting has won the last four editions to increase their titles to 26 in the Portuguese Cup. The men’s team made up of Nigeria’s duo of Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun as well as Portuguese internationals – Joao Monteiro and Diogo Carvalho proved why they have remained the best team in Portugal.
The 2018 semi finalists in the ETTU Champions League were in fine form against GDCS Juncal with Nigerian superstar – Aruna Quadri championing the onslaught against their opponents.
Playing the first game against Russian Andrei Bukin, Aruna Quadri won with a 3-0 (11-5, 11-2, 11-6) bashing.
But it was not same story for Diogo Carvalho who had to dig deep to defeat Romanian Mihai Sargu 3-2 (11-4, 8-11, 11-2, 11-13, 11-7).
The partnership of Bode Abiodun and Diogo Carvalho completed the rout for Sporting when they overcame the pair of David Bessa and Andrei Bukin 3-0 (11-2, 11-4, 11-9) to lift the trophy for the fifth time in a row.