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Mutual Benefits National Badminton Championship Dorcas makes it three in a row as Rofiat Arinola wins Gold

Mutual Benefits National Badminton Championship : Dorcas makes it three in a row as Sofiyat Obanishola wins Gold

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Nigeria and Africa Queen of Badminton , Dorcas Adesokan representing Ogun state defeated Ruth Chinyere Ibeh of Kastina state to win the Mutual Benefits National Badminton Champion three times in a row .

At the maiden edition in 2017 , Dorcas defeated Zainab Momoh of FCT , the former , who is a silver medalist at the Africa games won the second edition of the Championship against Tosin Atolagbe from Rivers State .

Dorcas , whose dominance of the Sport have improve the prestige of Nigeria at the Continent level said , the championship is to prepare  her for the coming events .

An elated Dorcas also expressed her joy after retaining the title .

“ Am so happy and excited because , it is God’s grace , it is not easy , it is hard work and prayers that keep me going “

In the women’s doubles final , which was the first finals of the day ,  Dorcas Adesokan and her partner , Asisat Ogunkanbi , representing Ogun state were outclassed by the pair of Zainab Danmilola and Sofiyat Arinola  from Kwara State , to produce a new set of winners for the category .

Sofiyat Arinola  is the youngest member of the Badminton delegate to the African games in Rabat , who caused a major upset at the events after defeating tournament number two seed , Egypt’s Hadia Hosny .

Mutual Benefits National Badminton Championship Dorcas makes it three in a row as Rofiat Arinola wins Gold

Mutual Benefits National Badminton Championship Dorcas makes it three in a row as Rofiat Arinola wins Gold

Interestingly, in the Men’s singles final , the spectators witnessed a repeat of the 2018 final as it emerged a Lagos affair between Africa gold medalist , Anuoluwapo Opeyori , who won the maiden edition and his double partner , Godwin Olofua , who is the defending Champion .

Anuoluwapo Opeyori defeated his fiercest rival , Godwin Olufua to win the title for the second time

The rivals were partners at the Games games in Rabat as they  won the silver medal after losing to Aatish Lubah and Georges Paul of South Africa in the Men’s Doubles final  .

The pair retain the men’s doubles gold after defeating the pair of Eneojo Abah representing Rivers state and Issac Murphy from Taraba State .

The mixed doubles Gold was won by the pair of Eneojo Abah and his lovely wife Peace Orji as they pipped Yunusa Momoh and Ramatu Yakubu 2-0 to continue from their exploits at the Africa games where they won Gold in the mixed doubles events .

 

Mudashiru Shittu



Mudashiru Shittu

A Sport writer , reporter and a broadcaster with huge knowledge of Sporting Events in Africa and beyond .


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