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Orbih Off to Thailand, Presses For 2019 Badminton Championship Hosting Rights

 By Danusa Ocholi

President Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN)  Francis Orbih is expected to depart Nigeria on Sunday to China enroute Thailand where he will defend the country’s bid  to host the All Africa senior Badminton championship in 2019 and also represent Nigeria in the BWF and BCA AGMs where election will be held to replace Justice Danlami Senachi who resigned as the President Badminton Confederation of Africa in January.

 President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria, Francis Orbih (2nd r)
In a chat with www.badmintonnigeria.org  Orbih expressed satisfaction with plans towards hosting the Africa senior badminton championship. He said full details will be released after the Ministry of Youths and Sports has been fully briefed.

“In Thailand I will be defending the country’s bid to host the African senior Badminton championship which is a big step for the current board topwards the development of the sport and also engaging our players. This will also give us the opportunity of exposing more badminton players in the country, especially those who have never played in such a tournament if we get the nod to host.”
Orbih who hailed the BFN board for their role in the National championships last year revealed plans to also hold talks with the Chinese Badminton Association to assist the country in the development of the game. Orbih who assured Nigerians especially Badminton players when he assumed office of tournaments stated that negotiations are already ongoing with the Chinese Badminton Association to assist in the area of equipment and Technical aspect of the game.
  Players return from training tour in Indonesia
Four top Badminton players arrived the country after spending 63 days in Indonesia for a training tour organized by the Badminton Federation of Nigeria. The players Anuoluwapo Opeyori , Godwin Olufua, Daniel Philips and Daniel Christopher expressed gratitude with the exposure and knowledge gained while in Indonesia.
In a chat with www.badmintonnigeria.org Lagos state badminton player Anuoluwa Opeyori says his first task will be to compete favourbly amongst players in Africa as he prepares for the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo,Japan.The players who arrived the Muritalah Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday  thanked the facilitator Mr Adhi Narto who was supported by Cleanserve integrated Energy solutions Ltd and Alhaji Abdul Aliu for leading by examples by  investing in Badminton.

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