Eight teams withdraw from U-15 Badminton tourney
Publish Date: Aug 26, 2014
Eight teams withdraw  from U-15 Badminton tourney
Uganda’s badminton team. PHOTO: Silvano Kibuuka
  • mail
  • img

By Silvano Kibuuka

The Ebola epidemic especially in West Africa has affected turn up for the U-15 Africa Badminton tournament that started at Lugogo on Monday.

Eight countries, which had hitherto confirmed participation, have shunned the event citing fears of contracting the deadly Ebola virus.

The countries argued that even if Uganda is free of Ebola, players could easily contract the disease while travelling through the different
countries and airports.

Only players from South Africa, Mauritius, and Uganda which has fielded two teams had registered players by press time while Zambia, Kenya and Egypt were due to arrive to participate in the one-week tournament.

The 5th Africa U-15 tournament had initially attracted 18 teams.

Africa Badminton Federation general secretary, Raja Gaya opened the event.

“We hope our boys and girls will perform well after drills from coaches Ronald Kaserenge and Annet Nakamya,” noted the CEO of Uganda Badminton Association Simon Mugabi.


Indoor badminton court commissioned

Ekiring headed for Badminton World meet

National badminton league okayed

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
NCS aids national motocross team
THE national motocross team will now be able to transport more bikes to Nairobi for the second round of the FIM-Central Africa Motocross Championship on Sunday...
Uganda has lots of untapped swimming talent - expert
Uganda has a lot of untapped swimming that needs to be scouted and nurtured, Swim Safe Uganda’s Executive Director Moses Kalanzi has said....
URU release 2015/2016 rugby league fixtures
Rams Rugby Club and Gulu Elephants have been promoted to the Nile Special Premier Rugby League raising the number of teams in the 2015/2016 league to 10 from eight....
Bank secrecy to be lifted as part of FIFA investigations
Switzerland''s Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) has decided to partially relax laws on bank secrecy in the country in order to provide information on the FIFA executives arrested in May as part of a US-led investigation....
Table tennis world body appeals disbandment of local federation
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has appealed against the National Council of Sports (NCS) decision to disband the local federation....
Court denies Chris Mubiru bail
JUSTICE Rugadya Atwooki dismissed Mubiru’s application on grounds that his true particulars are unknown to court since he presented various confusing documents which included his passport...
Is Uganda ready for the pope's visit?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter