As part of the new improved deal for Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri, Germany-based kits firm, Joola, will produce a special blade for the African Champion.
According to a statement on the website of Joola, it stated: “The present reigning star Quadri Aruna, ITTF player of the year 2014 and international public favourite, has extended his contract with JOOLA on a long-term basis! The Nigerian model athlete has been extremely satisfied with the material and individual advise from JOOLA over the years, so that the contract extension is a logical step in his career plans.”
In a recent visit by Quadri to Germany to finalise the new deal, the statement said: “However, Quadri’s visit at JOOLA was not only used for signing the new contract but also for intensive testing of a special blade series.”
Quadri has been able to gain experience with the new ball.
“Of course, we are puzzling together to find an ideal blade for him and are on a good way. We will certainly have found the best possible solution in the coming months and will present a blade that will be interesting for many players,” said JOOLA product manager, Rade Markovic.