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 in the BWF and BCA AGMs where election will be held to replace Justice Danlami Senachi who resigned as the President of Badminton Confederation of Africa in January.

Before he left, Orbih expressed satisfaction with plans towards hosting the Africa Senior Badminton Championship. He said full details would be released after the Ministry of Youths and Sports has been fully briefed.

Orbih who hailed the BFN board for their role in the National championships last year revealed plans to also hold talks with the Chinese Badminton Association to assist the country in the development of the game.