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Uganda to host two International badminton tournaments in two weeks


By Martin Mugambi
A place at Paris 2024 Olympics and fifteen million Shillings on the line for Uganda Badminton players

Two international Badminton tournaments, Kampala International and Uganda International have been launched at cooper Chimney in Lugogo, Kampala on Wednesday afternoon.

Uganda will hold the tournaments in a span of two weeks at the MTN Arena in Lugogo. The Kampala international tournament that will include 16 nations is set to start on Thursday 28th September and climax on Sunday 1st October 2023.

Besides providing a chance for players to score points that can improve their chances of qualifying for next year’s Olympics in Paris, there is a prize of USD 4,000 to be shared amongst all winners. 

The singles gold medalists will receive USD 480, and USD 320 for a gold in the doubles.

Husnah Kobugabe is one of the players who will represent team Uganda after successful exploits in the West African tour where sbe and her partner Gladys mbabazi won silver in Cameroon, gold in Benin and a quarter final finish in Lagos, Nigeria in the women’s doubles.

“We have been training for the previous two weeks and used some time for recovery.” – Husnah on the team’s preparations.

The second tournament named Uganda International Tournament Series involves a mega 26 countries and start on 4th October and roll on to the 8th October, 2023.

“It is not easy to host two international tournaments in such a short period, this will be a boast to us in terms of tourism.” – David Katende the National Council of Sports assistant general secretary who also applauded the Uganda Badminton Association for their great organisation during the launch of these tournaments.

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