KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda started preparations for 2018 Thomas &
Uber Cup qualifying tournament to take place in Algiers, Algeria
despite lack of funds.
Simon Mugabi, the
Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Badminton Association (UBA),
said Friday that the tournament (February 11-19) will help his
players prepare better for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
explained that although they will have to take a full team in
order to compete in the team events as well, they are still
battling with issues of funds.
“We have sent
proposals to private companies and also the government through
the National Council of Sports to help us,” added Mugabi.
Uganda won bronze
medals in 2016 Uber Cup qualifiers.