KAMPALA, (Xinhua) --
In-form Halla Bouksani was a class apart as she
battled her way to win the women’s singles final of the 2018
Uganda Junior International Badminton Open Championship which
ended on Wednesday.
The youngster beat
fellow Algerian Linda Mazri 13-21, 21-14, 21-14 to win the title
at the Lugogo Arena in Kampala.
“This was a very
tough final. I am happy that I managed to come from a set down
to win 2-1,” a happy Bouksani said. She had eliminated Egypt’ s
Jana Ashraf 21-18, 21-14 at the semi-final stage.
In the men’s
singles, top seed Mohamed Mostafa Kamel from Egypt stopped
Zambia’s Kalombo Mulenga 21-11, 21-14. Kamel used his good game
reading together with quick reaction and well placed shots to
beat the Zambian.
Uganda’s top seed
Brian Kasirye, who will take part in the 2018 Gold Coast
Commonwealth Games in Australia,r paired with Muzafar Lubega to
win the men’s doubles title. They stopped Algeria’s Suleiman
Larbaoui and Malak Ouchefoun 21-18, 13-21, 21-19.
Kasirye, who lost in
the men’s semi-final to Kamel, was also a loser in the mixed
doubles final where he paired with Husina Kobusinge. They lost
to Algeria’s Larbaoui and Linda Mazri.
Mazri and Bouksani
were winners in the women’s doubles, defeating Uganda’s Kobugabe
and Tracy Naluwooza 21-13, 21-13.
The event which was
also sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) that has
attracted players from Uganda, Kenya, Algeria, Egypt and Zambia.