Lagos and Katsina are to host 2 National Badminton Championships in November, the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) declared in Lagos on Wednesday.
The alliance settled Nov. 8 to Nov. 11 for the first Katsina Golden Star National Badminton Championship, while it planned Nov. 15 to Nov. 18 for the first Mutual Benefits Assurance National Badminton Championship in Lagos.
The President of BFN, Francis Orbih, told our source that N2.7 million money prizes was in question for each of the competition.
“The rivalries in Katsina has a prize of about N2.7 million in question. Money prizes accessible are for singles in the men and ladies classes, to begin with, second, third to sixteenth positions, while duplicates and blended pairs have prizes to the eight positions.
“Without precedent for the historical backdrop of the games in Nigeria, passages of players for the competitions will be done online through the BFN site — www.badmintonnigeria.org,” he said.
Orbih said that the competitions were in satisfaction of the guarantees made amid the board’s decision.
“This is in accordance with the guarantees we made before we were chosen into the leading body of the league.
“It’s is a twofold pummel and an extraordinary approach to take off and begin the finish of year exercises.
“Katsina Golden Star Badminton Club is pioneering the trail and Mutual Benefit Assurance is following intently; it is an indication of better days ahead for badminton in Nigeria,” Orbih told our source.
The president communicated charm with organizing of the two national titles coming couple of months after the Lagos International Badminton Classic held in July.
“This is the principal national excursion of the new organization board; we have not had any national competition for a few years.
“This is the thing that players and partners have been longing for. We will have the capacity to adequately rank our players after these competitions.”
Orbih said the league chose to give measure up to money prizes to both male and female players to advance sex fairness and lift the resolve of female players.
“We won’t support sexual orientation separation in badminton and that is the reason the prize cash is the same for the male and female classes.”