BY CHINWE EDOGA.
The Nigerian Badminton team has made almost a clean sweep of medals at stake as the Benin Republic International came to a close on Sunday.
At the end, the Nigerian team fuelled by the yet-to-be inaugurated board of Francis Orbih won four gold, four silver and eight bronze medals to top the chart.
The allure of the performance was the clean sweep of the Women’s Singles’ medal in which Dorcas Adesokan beat compatriot, Deborah Ukeh to win the gold, while the latter got the silver medal.
The duo of Tosin Atolagbe and Zainab Momoh won the bronze medals as all the four finalists were players of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria.
The same clean sweep was almost done in the Men’s Doubles as the pair of Enejo Abah and Abass Adamu won the gold, Habeeb Bello and Usman Isiaq won the bronze along with the pear of Tolu Olukotun and Folorunsho Opeyori who won the bronze medal.
In the men singles, Habeeb Bello won silver medal while Cote d’Ivoire International singles champions, Anuoluwapo Opeyori and Clement Krobakpo won bronze medals.
In the Women’s Doubles, it was also an all-Nigeria affair as the pair of Tosin Atolagbe and Dorcas Adesokan won the gold medal while Debora Ukeh and Peace Orji won the silver medal. Zainab Momoh and Ramat Yakubu were bronze medallists.
In the Mixed double, Enejo Abah and Peace Orji won the gold medal. Two Nigerian pairs of Habeeb Bello and Dorcas Adesokan and Daniel / Ramatu Yakubu won bronze medals.