April 18, 2024

Egypt’s Assar Displaces Aruna as Africa’s Best Ranked Star


For the first time in recent times Egypt’s Omar Assar will be displacing Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna as the best ranked African player in the world.

According to the 2024 Week 12 Ranking released by ITTF, Assar who made it to the last 16 of the just concluded Singapore Smash coupled with his victory over Aruna at the 2023 African Games in Ghana, jumped five steps up to occupy 17th spot in the ranking while Aruna dropped down by eight steps to be ranked 19th in the world.

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