Badminton: Nigeria Wins 5 Medals In African Champs
Nigeria’s contingent to the just concluded All Africa individual Badminton championship which ended on Sunday in Algeria will be returning home with a total of five medals, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Team Nigeria had earlier in Algiers finished second in both the Men and women’s event losing to host Algeria in the Men’s final and Mauritius in the women’s final of the Thomas and Uber cup.
19 countries and 86 participants took part in the Men’s singles event which was won by a Mauritanian, Georges Julien Paul who defeated Habeeb Temitope Bello 21-16, 15-21, 21-13 to emerge champion.
Nigeria’s Dorcas Adesokan also lost in the women’s singles final to another Mauritanian Kate Kune Foo.
The women’s category of the competition had 14 countries in attendance and 59 participants.
In another Nigeria vs Mauritania final, Kune won a tough encounter 21-16, 21-19 to emerge women’s singles champion.
The ever-strong willed partnership of Abah Enejo and Peace Orji secured Nigeria’s third silver medal of the competition losing in the mixed doubles final to the host country, Algeria with the duo of Koceila Mammeri and Linda Mazri who triumphed 21-17, 15-21, 21-12.
Peace Orji got herself another medal on Sunday winning bronze in the women’s doubles event alongside Zainab Momoh. Nigeria’s second bronze medal of the competition came from NSCDC player Clement Krobapor who finished third in the Men’s singles final .
Team Nigeria is expected to touch down at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja on Tuesday- 2.00pm.
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