The 15th edition of the Uganda International badminton tournament has officially been launched on Thursday, 13th February at National Council of Sports headquarters in Lugogo.
The event will be hosted at Lugogo Indoor Stadium from 20th- 23rd February and will attract 35 countries across the globe.
NCS General Secretary Dr. Bernard Ogwel confirmed that the government has fully support the event
“The government has fully provided funds and resources to the event. We are committed towards giving support to various sports activities in the country.”
Uganda Badminton Association CEO Simon Mugabi said that the championship will help players improve on their rankings as well as helping them qualify for Olympic games in Tokyo this year.
“This is championship is great for our players since it is going to help them improve on their rankings as well as helping them qualify for Olympic games in Tokyo this year.”
We thank the government that has fully come out to support us and we are looking at having a great competition.” He stated.
99 Ugandan Players and 65 players will come from 34 foreign countries are to lock horns in the tournament that will attract countries such as Egypt, Australia, Germany, Nigeria, Belgium, USA, England, Brazil among others.
The defending champions India will this year not take part meaning that this year will have a new winner.
Participants will showcase their potential in the men and women singles, Men and Women doubles and mixed doubles. The prize money is $10,000 and will be disturbed amongst winners in each category