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After last month victory at the Cote d’Ivoire International Championship, the Nigerian badminton team is set for another exploit, to further conquer the West Coast of Africa.

The 10-man squad of seven men and three ladies are already settled in Tema, Ghana, getting set for the $10,000 prize money that the Ghana International Championship has put at stake.

The 10 Nigerians are among the 104 gladiators from 19 countries across the globe jostling for the high stakes.


The championship which begins this Thursday will come to a close on Sunday. Francis Orbih, the Badminton Federation of Nigeria boss who is quietly leading a resurgence of the sport in Nigeria is optimistic that his team will again make Nigerians proud.

Before the team left the shores of Nigeria for Ghana, he as usual, advised the players to play according to the rules.

He urged them to exhibit high sense of discipline and maturity as representatives of over one hundred and eighty million Nigerians.

Nigeria will feature in men and women’s singles, men and women’s doubles as well as the mixed doubles.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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