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The Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) has finalised preparations for the online registration of all badminton players in the country.

The Federation is liaising with the respective head coaches of the 36 states and the FCT to enable them put together the needed requirements for the exercise, which will run from the 15th of June, 2020 to the 15th of July, 2020.

The President of the BFN, Francis Orbih, while explaining said “the reason behind the sensitisation exercise of the head coaches currently going on is to intimate them with the procedure and give them enough time to prepare the necessary documentation for the registration.

He further said “the resolve by the board to conduct the exercise is to enable it generate and maintain a detailed and comprehensive data base of all its players in the country for planning purposes and ease of its operations”.

The exercise will also help generate a unique BFN number for every player who upon completion of the registration exercise will be issued a BFN player ID card.


Furthermore, he stated that there would be no extension of the exercise after the 15th of July.

Head Coaches are expected to give their maximum cooperation to the Badminton Federation of Nigeria in the conduct of the online registration exercise.

All head coaches have been issued comprehensive guidelines for the exercise.

The president prayed for a hitch free and fruitful exercise.


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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