KAMPALA, (Xinhua) --
Uganda’s Kakungulu Memorial Secondary School has
won the gold at the on-going 2017 Africa Schools Badminton
Championship in the capital Kampala.
Uganda’s Under 19 top player Ibrahim Kasirye, Kakungulu Memorial
Secondary School beat Saint Esprit College from Mauritius 3-2 in
the final on Wednesday night.
happy that as hosts we have retained the boys gold medal here,”
a happy Kasirye told Xinhua.
girls final, Uganda’s Mbogo High School lost to Oshwal Academy
High School (Uganda), Egypt International School’s boys and
girls teams, together with Malbereign Girls (Zimbabwe) all won
tournament which started on Monday and ends on Friday will also
have the individual events where Uganda’s Kasirye will be eager
to retain his gold medal won in Zambia last year.
the hosts Uganda, the other nations taking part include Algeria,
Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Ghana.
happy to have seven foreign nations send players for this event
in Uganda. This means that the Badminton Confederation of Africa
has confidence in us that we have what it takes to host
international events,” said Simon Mugabi, the chief Executive
Officer of the Uganda Badminton Association.
Muramagi, the general secretary of the National Council of
Sports also praised the badminton body for being able to host as
many international tournaments as possible which has exposed the
local players better.