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Burundi in semis as Uganda bows out

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd February 2010 03:00 AM

BURUNDI made a surprise semi-final appearance in the World Thomas and Uber Cup badminton continental qualifiers as the Uganda men and women national teams were eliminated. Action is taking place at Sharing Youth Centre in Nsambya.

BURUNDI made a surprise semi-final appearance in the World Thomas and Uber Cup badminton continental qualifiers as the Uganda men and women national teams were eliminated. Action is taking place at Sharing Youth Centre in Nsambya.

By Norman Katende

THOMAS & UBER TOURNEY
Quarterfinals
Women

South Africa 3 Uganda 0
Nigeria 3 Kenya 0
Egypt 3 Mauritius 0
Men
Nigeria 3 Uganda 0
Today
Semi finals and Finals
Sharing Youth Centre


BURUNDI made a surprise semi-final appearance in the World Thomas and Uber Cup badminton continental qualifiers as the Uganda men and women national teams were eliminated. Action is taking place at Sharing Youth Centre in Nsambya.

The Ugandan women started their campaign on a fairly tale, after Shamim Bangi won the first set against South Africa’s Stacey Doubell 21-11. But excitement took its toll as she lost the next two 21-11 21-9.

Margaret Nankabirwa, though, taking the second set against another South African Kerry-Lee Harrington 23-21, lost the first and third 21-12, 21-13, while Daisy Nakalyango failed Jade Morgan’s test in straight sets 21-14, 21-7, to open Uganda’s exit gate.

The men were no better as Wilson Tukire, Brian Ssuuna and Jimmy Okubi lost to Nigeria’s Olaoluwa Fabgeni, Ifraimu Jinkam Bulus and Ibrahim Adamu in straight sets.

But the biggest surprise of the day was the Burundi women, who came to the tournament as under dogs, but are now assured of a medal after reaching the semi-finals.

They earned a walk over against Seychelles in the quarterfinal action. The Islanders were penalised for arriving late.

Uganda’s chance for any continental medal is now vested in the Africa individual senior championships that start tomorrow.

Burundi in semis as Uganda bows out

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