Nigerian players depart for World Badminton Championship in China

Badminton game used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: THISDAYLIVE]

Two top Nigerian players, Eneojo Abah and Peace Orji on Friday departed for the World Badminton Championship slated to hold from July 30 to August 5, in China.

The duo will be playing in the mixed double event as they hope to do Nigeria proud at the championship which brings together the best players in the world.

Their sponsorship to the event was secured during the visit of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) President Francis Orbih to China earlier in the year.

Speaking before their departure the players assured that they would do their best to do the country proud at the championship.

“We are good to go. We have undergone a lot of training recently and hopefully, we will do the country proud in China,” Abah added.

For Orji, the championship would afford them the opportunity to acquire more skills as they gun for the top in their career.

“I am so happy for the opportunity to represent Nigeria at the championship. I want to commend the effort of the BFN and hopefully we will continue to break new grounds,” Orji said.

Also speaking, Orbih urged the players to be dedicated, while commending the sponsors for the gesture.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.