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BADMINTON: WORLD CHAMPION MOMOTA WINS JAPAN OPEN

Reigning world champion Kento Momota won his first Japan Open title on Sunday, beating Thailand’s Khosit Phetpradab in straight games. Japanese duo Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota also won their maiden championship in the women’s doubles. Nozomi Okuhara settled for...

SQUASH – EGYPT WIN A RECORD SIXTH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Surpassing a five-title record set 26 years ago by Australia, hot favourites Egypt today beat England 2/0 in the final of the WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship in India to win the biennial World Squash Federation title for a sixth time since 1994. The Egyptian team, featuring both finalists...

BADMINTON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – ENEOJO ABAH AND PEACE ORJI TO REPRESENT NIGERIA

Two of Nigeria’s top badminton players Eneojo Abah and Peace Orji on Friday departed for the Badminton World Championships in China. The duo will be playing in the mixed doubles event as they hope to do Nigeria proud at the...

BADMINTON CLASSICS 2018 KICKS OFF

Nigeria’s highest ranked Badminton female player Dorcas Adesokan was among notable players that survived opening day hurdle as hostilities began in the 4th Lagos International Badminton Classics. No fewer than 250 players from 22 countries are competing for honours in...

BADMINTON: BFN PRESIDENT OFF TO THAILAND TO DEFEND NIGERIA’S 2019 AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP BID

President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) Francis Orbih while departing Nigeria for China enroute Thailand informed that they will defend the country's bid to host the All Africa senior Badminton Championship in 2019. He will also represent Nigeria...

Nigeria impress in para-badminton

Nigeria won seven medals at the 2018 Uganda International Para-Badminton Tournament, which ended on Sunday. The team won one gold, three silver and three bronze at the MTN Arena in Lugogo. Chinyere Okoro won gold while Ijeoma Chukwuemeka settled for silver...

TOP SEED TAI TZU YING WINS ALL ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS WOMEN’S FINAL

Top seed and defending champion Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan beat second seed Akane Yamaguchi from Japan to win the women’s final of the All England Open badminton championship in Birmingham on Sunday. The world number one came through in...

NIGERIA BADMINTON FAMILY MOURNS DEJI TINUBU

As the sporting family continues to bemoan the passing on of the former Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Council, Deji Tinubu, the president of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria, Francis Orbih has described the death as both personal...

BADMINTON NIGERIA : TRAINING BOOST FOR DORCAS ADESOKAN

President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria Francis Orbih has said Africa’s number one-ranked female badminton player Dorcas Adesokan will  be going on a training tour of Europe courtesy of the Badminton Confederation of Africa as part of the...

NIGERIA TO HOST THE FIRST PARA-BADMINTON WORKSHOP

Nigeria will host the first African para-badminton workshop in October, the President of Badminton Federation of Nigeria Francis Orbih has said. Orbih saidthat the workshop would be sponsored by the Badminton Confederation of Africa to develop the sport in Africa. “We’ll...

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