18 players have been selected to represent Nigeria at the All Africa Senior Badminton Championship scheduled for April 22
to 28 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The list made available by the Badminton Federation of Nigeria is made up of 9 male and 9 female players, while
three top coaches will handle the team at the elite event.
The men’s team is made up of Nigeria number one Anuoluwapo Opeyori, Godwin Olofua, Eneojo Abah, Clement Krobakpo,
Habeeb Bello, Aliyu Shehu, Gideon Babalola, Kayode Mope and Isaac Minaphee.
The women’s team has Dorcas Adesokan, Deborah Ukeh, Peace Orji, Chinenye Ibere, Amin Christopher, Sofiat Obanisola,
Ramatu Yakubu, Zainab Alabi and Augustina Sunday.
Head coach Benjamin Orakpo will be assisted by George Shitta and Susan Agboola.
Already, 18 countries have registered for the event, which will see the best male and female badminton players on the
African continent compete for glory. The countries include Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Congo, Congo DRC, Eritrea, Egypt,
Ghana and Ivory Coast. Other participating countries are Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, Zambia,
Zimbabwe and hosts Nigeria.