KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Top players will miss this year’s All Africa
Individual Championship slated for April 21-23 in Pretoria,
South Africa, a senior official said here on Wednesday.
Simon Mugabi, a
regional official of the Badminton Confederation of Africa, said
Jacob Maliakal of South Africa and Uganda’s top player Edwin
Ekiring will miss the event.
“It is unfortunate
that we shall miss the top male players because they will be
engaged in other events. We expect tough competition at the
event which brings together top African players,” Mugabi said.
He said the
tournament will have other top players from South Africa, Egypt,
Seychelles, Botswana, Zambia and Uganda.
competed the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, is currently based in
China where he is undergoing training.
Egypt’s Hosny Hadia
will be the top women’s player to watch.
Elgamal Adham Hatem, Salah Ahmed and El Khateeb Ali Ahmed will
be the top challengers for the men’s singles title.