MUTUAL BENEFITS NATIONAL BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINS IN LAGOS

MUTUAL BENEFITS NATIONAL BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINS IN LAGOS

The second edition of the Mutual Benefits National Badminton Championship begins this Tuesday at the Mutual Benefits/Police Badminton Hall, Police College in Ikeja, Lagos.

 

According to the Badminton Federation of Nigeria president, Francis Orbih, the championship runs through to Saturday.

 

Honours will be competed for in Men’s Singles (MS), Women’s Singles (WS), Men’s Doubles (MD), Women’s Doubles (WD) and Mixed Doubles (XD) with no player allowed to play in more than two events.

 

Team managers are expected to converge at the conference room of the venue for a technical meeting before the tournament serves off.

 

Total prize money of N2.67million will be competed for in the five-day event with the winner of the men’s and women’s singles smiling home with N150, 000 each. Cash prizes will also be spread from the second position to the 16th place finishers.

 

In a major development, President of the BFN, Francis Orbih has also confirmed that God Is Good Motors as part of a partnership deal with the BFN will be giving 60 per cent discount to all accredited players travelling to attend the championship from all their terminals across the country.

 

In another development the BFN in collaboration with an Anti-doping consultant who is a former CEO of the National Anti-doping Committee (NADC) Femi Ayorinde will be giving a talk on the ills of doping on the opening day.

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