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Nigeria Badminton Federation  boss, Orbih elected into continental body



Francis Orbih standing at the left hand in the group picture of the BCA Council for the 2023-2027 Cycle.

The president of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), Francis Orbih Esq has been elected as a council member into the Badminton Confederation  Africa (BCA) at the world congress that took place on Thursday in Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia.

He had earlier lost in 2021 when he sought for a two-year tenure. But he stooped to conquer as his time finally came this year, bagging a four-year tenure instead of the shorter one he lost.

He remarked that with his victory,  Nigeria  is back in the boardroom where decisions about the administration of the game of badminton in Africa are taken. ”Nigeria will definitely have more voice in influencing positively such decision making”.

Tukebana Michel Bau of Seychelles retained his post as the BCA president. He was returned unopposed. Elected as the Deputy President is Zambia’s Kingsley Mulenga who defeated the incumbent  Amine Zobiri of Algeria.

Botswana’s  Mpiwa Bosenogile  defeated the incumbent Mrs. Chipo Zumbrani of Zimbabwe to become the treasurer. Eleven members out of 21 contestants were elected into council.  They are:


1. Odette Assembe Engoulou (Cameron)

2. Rajen Pultoo (MRI)

3. Dr Hesham Fouad Mohamed El Tohamy (EGY)

4. Jeanette Moneoang LESHOTA. (LES)

5. Simon Mugabi (Uganda)


6. Aubin Houndagnon ASSOGBA (BEN)

7. Dro Honore Zolobe (CIV)

8. Francis ORBIH (Nigeria)

9. Mohamed Moncef Zemmouchi (Algeria)

10. Micheal John Noone (South Africa)


11. Michael Shamsu Mustapha (SLE).

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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