KAMPALA, (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.
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.
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.
who competed the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, is
currently based in China where he is undergoing
Hosny Hadia will be the top women’s player to watch.
players, Elgamal Adham Hatem, Salah Ahmed and El Khateeb
Ali Ahmed will be the top challengers for the men’s