Sports Minister Barr. Solomon Dalung took to his Facebook page this afternoon to share photos of himself and Table Tennis star Aruna Quadri who was defeated by world number one, Ma Long last night. Aruna also turned 28 yesterday.
He captioned the photos
‘Congratulations to our table tennis star Aruna Quadri on his 28th birthday marked at the Riocentro Pavilion yesterday. Though he lost to the World’s best table tennis player Ma Long, Quadri made history by becoming the first African to come this far. We are so proud of him. He was the man of the day. It took more 45 minutes to get him out of the venue as fans thronged in their numbers to take photographs and autographs of him. A day to remember! God bless Nigeria.’