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Bangi oozing with confidence ahead of badminton tourney

By Agatha Mutebi

Added 24th February 2017 04:48 PM

Bangi will be up against Erina Nalwati

Bangi will be up against Erina Nalwati

Uganda International Badminton Tournament

Friday, Lugogo

Men's singles
Edwin Ekiring v John Muiruri
Davies Senono v John Riad
Brian Kasirye v Edwin Akwany
Herbert Ebayo v John Wanyoike
Ivan Mayega v Patrick Kinyua Mbogo
Moustafa Bumpenje v Edwin Njeri        
Muzafar Lubega               v Adam Mubiru
Irfan Ali Bhadusha Abdul Vahab v Expedito Emuddu
 
Women"s Singles
Tracy Naluwooza v Doha Hany
Brenda Awor v Domou Amro
Bridget Ategeka  v Brenda Mugabi
Salma Mutesi v Maureen Byarugab
Erina Nalwati v Bridget Shamim Bangi
Husina Kobugabe v Ogar Siamupangila

Uganda's Shamim Bangi will be out to do what she does best - winning as the 2017 Uganda International Badminton tournament kicks off Friday at the MTN Arena Lugogo.
 
Bangi told New Vision that despite the challenge before her, she hopes to get positive results.

"The tournament is definitely tight but this does not stop me from keeping positive. I look forward to the challenge and the positive results that I will reap by the end of the tournament," said Bangi.
 
Bangi will be up against another Uganda Erina Nalwati.
 
The 2015 USPA player of the year Tracy Naluwooza also opens her campaign againt Doha Hany of Egypt who ranks 115 in the world junior rankings. Naluwooza ranks 585.
 
Meanwhile in the men's singles, Uganda's Edwin Ekiring will seek to get some wind in his sails when he faces Kenya's John Muiruri Mburu.
 
Ekiring last enjoyed international glory in the 2015 All Africa games in Congo Brazzaville, winning bronze and certainly this is another moment to prove that still has more to offer especially now that he is 33 years.
 
Davies Senono,18, ranked 992, will come up against Egypt's John Riad who is ranked 741 in the world . Senono together with Brian Kasirye finished second in the men's doubles at last year's All Africa U19 championships in Morrocco.

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