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We will make Nigeria great again in badminton, says Orbih



With normalcy back in the administration and organisation of badminton in the country, the president of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), Francis Orbih has promised to give the sport another lift.

Since the lapse of the tenure of the last board he headed, the sport had been in comatose as litigation and restrains put organisation and participation in competitions  on hold.

Orbih has extended hands of fellowship to all who participated in the drama that just ended to join him in regaining the lost grounds.

“We are committed and dedicated to lift badminton to greater heights. Today’s event is a victory for badminton, in Nigeria as there is no victor nor vanquished. Badminton is a game of love and we are going to continue as one family”, Orbih remarked after the inauguration of the board.

He appealed to all stakeholders to come together for the growth and development of badminton in Nigeria and beyond.

“We have lost some grounds but we will come out better and stronger. We will reach out to all to lift the game of badminton”,  he promised.


He charged the members of the newly elected board to imbibe the spirit of teamwork to achieve its goals and objectives.

Addressing the board members, he said:

“I charge you all to be absolutely guided by the established processes, procedures and the Code of Governance of National Sports Federations in the discharge of your responsibilities. You are required to bring your BFN Constitution to be in consonance with the Ministry’s 2021 Code of Governance before the end of June, 2022

While speaking, the newly elected BFN President Francis Orbih expressed that the new board is  committed and dedicated to lift Badminton.

“Its victory for Badminton in Nigeria as there is no victor no vanquish, Badminton is a game of Love, we are going to continue as one family.


He appealed to all stakeholders to come together for the growth and development of Badminton in Nigeria and beyond.

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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