Nigeria Wins Badminton Championship Top Prizes

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Nigeria won all titles available in the International Badminton Championship.

Jinkam Boulos and Fatimah Azeez won the male and female singles titles respectively.

Nigeria also won the men and women’s doubles and mixed doubles to win the 5,000 dollars prize money.

The players expressed delight on the tournament, saying it’s was a way to improve their rankings.

They blamed their inability to attend other international competitions on lack of funds, pleading that the government and corporate bodies come to their aid.

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Vice President of the Nigeria Badminton Federation (NBF), Francis Orbih, said that hosting the championship will not only give the country a voice in the sport but also update the playing skills of Nigerian players

The tournament which ended on Saturday at the Ikoyi Club 1938 had over 60 players from across the globe in attendance, with Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in that order.

The championship serves as preparations for the World Badminton Federation Junior Championship in Bangkok, Thailand.

Source: This Day.

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