AFRICAN GAMES – Nigeria wins team event

Nigeria beat South Africa 3-0 in Algiers, Algeria, last weekend in the final of the badminton team event of the African Games – the continent’s biggest multisport competition, held every […]

Nigeria beat South Africa 3-0 in Algiers, Algeria, last weekend in the final of the badminton team event of the African Games – the continent’s biggest multisport competition, held every four years. The Nigerians had beaten the local team in the semi-final, while South Africa had beaten Seychelle Islands.

In men’s singles, Bulus beat Willel Viljoen in three games, while Grace Daniel, one of the best African players all around, helped her team get the two other points in singles by defeating Doubell in straight games and in doubles with Ideh against South Africa’s veteran Michelle Edwards and Chantelle Botts.

It was revenge from the last African Games, in Nigeria, where South Africa had taken the crown from their local opponents.

The individual competition will kick off this Tuesday, with Nabil Lasmari, former French number one, as the main challenger to win the title for Algeria.

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Raphaël Sachetat

About Raphaël Sachetat

Raphael is the Chief Editor of Badzine International. He is the founder of the website together with Jean François Chauveau. After many years writing for the BWF and many publications around the world about badminton, he now leads a team of young and dynamic writers for Badzine.