William Kabindi, the Ugandan coach said he was happy that his team stopped favourites Mauritius at the quarter final stage. “We played well as a team and now we need to focus on the individual events starting on Tuesday,” added Kabindi.
Uganda's Badminton team after receiving bronze mdals at the NTN Arena, Lugogo today.
Egypt are the champions of the 2021 All Africa Mixed
Team Championship that climaxed at the MTN Arena, Lugogo this afternoon in Kampala.
The Egyptian team beat Algeria 3-1 in the final to win
gold, while Uganda and South Africa who lost out at the semi final stage
settled for bronze medals.
The Algerian team started well after the pair of
Koleila Mammeri and Tanina Violette Mammeri beat Egypt’s Ahmed Salah and Jana
Ashraf 21-15, 21-9 in the mixed doubles.
But Egypt’s Doha Hanny made sure her team made it 1-1
when she defeated Halla Bouksani 21-17, 21-18 in the women’s singles. Egypt’s
Adham Hatem Elyamal later fought back strongly to defeat Mohamed Abderrrahime
Belarbi 21-17, 17-21, 21-19 to win the men’s singles.
Egypt’s women’s doubles team of Nour Ahmed Youssri and
Doha Hany made sure the team won gold when they defeated the Algerian pair of
Mounib Celia and Tanina Violette 22-20, 21-13.
William Kabindi, the Ugandan coach said he was happy
that his team stopped favourites Mauritius at the quarter final stage. “We
played well as a team and now we need to focus on the individual events
starting on Tuesday,” added Kabindi.
The closing ceremony of the Championship that attracted nine nations was graced by the President of
Badminton Confederation Africa (BCA), Michel Bau and Chairperson of the Uganda
Badminton Association (UBA), Annet Nakamya among others.
On Tuesday the All Africa Badminton Individual event
will start at the same venue and will climax on October 28th.