KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda’s female player Aisha Nakiyemba is among
the African players who have been given a wildcard to take part
in the 2018 Badminton World Federation World Championship.
The event which will
bring together the top players in the world will take place July
31-Aug. 5 at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Park Arena, China.
“I am happy to be
among the players who have been considered for a wildcard to
feature at the World Championship,” Nakiyemba who represented
Uganda at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia
told Xinhua on Thursday.
who is ranked 112 in the world in the women’s singles, Egypt’s
Hadia Hosny is the other African player on the wildcard.
Africa’s top player
who is also ranked 65 in the World, Kate Foo Kune is the only
African women’s player who has gained direct entry to the
Uganda’s top men’s
badminton player Edwin Ekiring who retired from the national
team after the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games is the only Ugandan
player ever to play in a World Championship in 2015 in