Team Nigeria yesterday began its campaign at the All Africa Senior Badminton Championships on a good note when the pair of Enejoh Abah and Peace Orji defeated Bongani von Badenstein and Michelle Butler-Emmet 21-15, 21-10 in the competition holding at the Diette Spiff Indoor Hall, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
In the Men’s singles, Anuoluwapo Opeyori beat Ruan Snyman 21-12, 21-14, while Dorcas Adesokan defeated Johanita Scholtz 21-13, 21-15 in the Women’s Singles.
In the Men’s doubles, Opeyori and Olofua subdued the pair of Von Bodenstein and Jared Elliot 21-16, 21-17, while Deborah Ukeh and Adesokan recorded a 21-19, 21-14 victory over Elme De Villiers and Butler-Emmet to make a 5-0 rout of the South Africans.
In the other matchups, Algeria beat Togo 5-0, Ghana defeated Cote d’Ivoire 5-0, Mauritius pounded Benin 5-0, while Egypt hammered Congo Democratic Republic 5-0. The team event ends tomorrow. Read more