KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Foreign players have begun arriving ahead of the
2018 Uganda Para-Badminton International Open Championship,
slated to be held here from April 25-29.
Simon Mugabi, the
CEO of the Uganda Badminton Association, said on Monday that
players from Egypt, Cameroon, Kenya, and Ghana have already
started arriving in the country ahead of the second edition of
Mugabi added that
soon after the Uganda Para-Badminton International Championship,
Uganda will host the 2018 BWF Para-Badminton African
Championship from April 30-May 5.
He said the
Badminton World Federation (BWF), together with the Badminton
Confederation of Africa will partly fund the two Championships.
Mugabi said they are
also expecting players from France, Israel, Poland, Brazil,
Scotland, Malaysia and DR Congo to take part in the two
Among the stars who
will take part in the two Para-Badminton Championships in Uganda
include the reigning world champions Anand Kumar Boregowda and
Manoj Sarkarthe of India.