Listed as number four seed in the women’s singles tournament seeding, Farah Abdel-Aziz made the impossible possible on Sunday July 2 at the 2017 ITTF Africa Cup in Agadir, Morocco.

Despite seeded above her opponent – Offiong Edem (NGR) in the seeding list, Farah Abdel-Aziz knew that beating the Nigerian was like passing through the needle as their previous meetings has always been in favour of the Nigerian.

After losing the first game by whisker 12-10, Farah Abdel-Aziz made up her mind to put everything into the encounter and this paid off for her as the Egyptian recorded one of the biggest win in her career.

From losing the first game at 12-10, Farah Abdel-Aziz finished off the match at 11-8, 11-5, 11-8, 11-2 to record a 4-1 win over the 2011 African Games Champion.

An excited Farah Abdel-Aziz said after the victory that she was surprised she could beat Offiong Edem whom she referred to as a ‘legend’ of the game in Africa.

“After playing well in the group to qualify for the quarterfinal and I found out that I will be meeting her, I was just praying for luck. So the win was so surprising to me because I could not return her service in the first game because it looked so complicated. She was leading 10-8 in the first game and I caught up with her only to lose two points easily for the match to end at 12-10.”

“In the second game, i just made up my mind to ensure that I return the service very well by putting the ball on the table and this really worked out for me. We had met thrice in the past and she defeated me easily. Beating her means a lot to me because she is a legend of the game and she is part of the table tennis history in Africa because of her records,”

An elated Farah Abdel-Aziz simply said: “I will cherish this victory for a very long time.”