Uganda National Badminton Women’s team soars with success, returns to the country


It has been almost three months for the Uganda badminton national team out of the country for the badminton events.

A team of four girls left Uganda in February after playing the Uganda international and went for Africa games that were held in Accra, Ghana.

Gladys Mbabazi, Tracy Nuluwooza, Shamika Fadilah and Husina Kobugabe was the ladies team that was in this year’s Africa games alongside the men’s team that was lead by Amos Muyanja, Agustus Owiny, Emmudu expendito and Muzafaru Lubega.


Badminton registered the first gold medal for Uganda and the first gold medal in the history of Uganda badminton association a medal.

It was won in the women doubles thanks to Husina Kobugabe and Gladys Mbabazi before badminton went ahead to up hold  silver through Husina kobugabe with Shamika Fadilah winning bronze.

Thèse were out of the 20 medals Uganda got in the 2024 Africa games, badminton only got three medals.


After that successful Africa game trip, the Men’s team had to return home while the ladies went to France for the Orleans masters that started on 12th -17th of march.

This event was to be used by our players to collect olympic points with the only win for Uganda coming from Husina kobugabe who defeated Luxembourg’s Kim Schmidt 19-21,21-15,21-18 .

The team also had different olympic qualification events, that is Madrid open, Swiss open and end with Slovakia though none of them managed to qualify.


The biennial international badminton championship contested by the men and women’s national teams of the member associations of Badminton World Federation was organised in In Chengdu, China, from 27 April to 5 May 2024

The 2024 Thomas & Uber Cup was the 33rd edition of the Thomas Cup and the 30th edition of the Uber Cup with Uganda’s team writing history as the first team to go to this prestigious event after South Africa withdrawing despite the fact that they were the champions in africa in women category while Uganda was the second.

South Africa’s withdrawal from the uber cup was Uganda’s advantage to showcase their badminton skills at the international level.
Uganda has placed in group c with Japan, Indonesia and Hong Kong China in uber Cup


Uganda started its uber race on 27th of april with Japan tie that Uganda lost 5-0 to Japan.

Being their first time on the biggest stage, the girls performance was not good with the points collected being 43 points while Japan collected 210 points.

The highest score in the tie was Husina kobugabe’s 21-8, 21-5 as she lost to Nozami Okuhara from Japan

Uganda’s second tie was against Indonesia that also ended 5-0 with the girls collecting 86 points compared to the 43 points they got in their opening tie.

There was also improvement in the individual performance with no 1 point scored registered by individuals as it was seen on the opening day where Japan’s Aya Ohori defeated Shamika fadilah 21-7, 21-1.

Uganda’s Thomas and Uber campaign ended with a loss from Hong Kong China in a 5-0 tie.

In this tie Uganda collected 81 points while Hong Kong China had 210 points, the same points Uganda got in the whole championships.

At their arrival, the team revealed to Touchline Sports that a lot has been learnt from those championships adding that they are now going to fight to see that they become the best in the world.

“We enjoyed the championships because everyone was supporting us and we are going to miss that vibe and love the Chinese showed us” They added.

The Uganda badminton association Chief executive officer Simon Mugabi praised the ladies’ performance at the Thomas and Uber Cup.

“Playing the most seeded players in the world has an advantage to Uganda’s players and I know come next world event they will be confident enough” Mugabi Stated

The 2024 Thomas and Uber Cup was won by the hosts China

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