KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda has been handed a tough draw for the
Badminton team events at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth
In the draws
made on Tuesday, Uganda has been placed alongside England,
Australia and South Africa in Group C.
“This is a
very tough group because all our three opponents have very
strong team players,” Simon Mugabi, the Chief Executive
Officer of the Uganda Badminton Association (UBA) told
Xinhua on Tuesday.
He was however
excited Uganda is among the 16 Commonwealth member teams
that have been ranked and made the team event draw. “We
have been rankled fourth in Africa and this inclusion in
the team events is good for our up-coming players,” he
Netherlands based professional Edwin Ekiring who has
participated in two Olympic Games and three Commonwealth
Games will be expected to lead Uganda’s team together with
Bridget Shamim Bangi. “This is a very tough group, but we
shall continue to prepare well ahead of the Games,” Bangi
Group B will
also have two African teams Zambia and Mauritius as they
battle against Singapore and Jamaica, while Ghana and
Seychelles are in Group D alongside Canada and Malaysia.
India will face a tough task in Group A alongside
Scotland, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
expected to send around 70 athletes and 30 officials to
the Commonwealth Games.