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Nigeria Shines in All Africa Para-Badminton Championship

by Silverbird News24

Nigeria continued its dominance of the Para Games as the Nation’s Athletes won a total of thirteen medals at the just concluded All Africa Para-Badminton Championship held in Kampala to top the medals table.

Nigeria represented by highly rated Athletes clinched eight gold, two silver and three bronze medals at the championship held at the Lugogo stadium, Kampala, Uganda.

Nnanna Jeremiah Chigozie and Bolaji Mariam Eniola won three gold medals each to replicate their performance at the Uganda International Para-Badminton Championship held at the same venue last week.

Nnanna Jeremiah Chigozie/Bolaji Mariam Eniola subdued the pairs of Mohammed Ismail (EGY)/Martha Cheve (ZAM) 2-0 to clinch gold in the mixed doubles SL3-SU5.

In the Women’s doubles SL3-SU5 final, Eniola paired Okoro Chiyere to beat Sumini Mutesi-Rose Nansereko (UGD) in two straight sets.

The golden girl, Eniola sent home girl Elizabeth Mwesigwa of Uganda packing in the Women’s Singles SL3 2-0 while Chiyere Okoro edged out Morenike Oloutou of Benin Republic 2-1 in the final of Women’s Singles SL4+SU5.

Nanna Chigozie exercised his dominance on Hassan Muniru of Ugandan (2-0) in the Men’s singles SL4 final while the combination of Olanipekun Gbenga and Akpan James recorded another gold for Nigeria in the men’s doubles SL3-SL4 beating Hassan Muniru and David Mukisa 2-0.

Ijeoma Gift lost to Shaimaa Abdelatif of Egypt 0-2 in the Women’s Singles WH2 final while it was all Nigerians affairs in the SL3 Men’s singles final as Chukwuebuka Eze defeated Olanipekun Gbenga 2-1.

Nnanna Chigozie and Bolaji Mariam Eniola won Gold in the Mixed doubles SL3-SU5 while Okoro Chiyere clinched gold in the Women’s Singles SL4+SU5 Combine.

In the Men’s SL3-SL4 doubles, Olanipekun Gbenga and Eze Chukwuebuka won Gold for Nigeria while Eze combined with Nnanna Chigozie to pick gold in the SU5 Men’s doubles.

Other results of Women’s Singles, WH2 Gift Ijeoma- Silver, Men’s singles WH2 Ohaeri Emmanuel -Bronze, Mixed doubles WH1-2 Ohaeri Emmanuel -Sylvia Nakenda-Bronze.

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