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Commonwealth badminton: Uganda eliminated

By David Namunyala

Added 12th April 2018 02:21 PM

Kasirye who was the only surviving Ugandan in the contest, fell to his 35-year-old opponent in the round of 16 game.

Commonwealth badminton: Uganda eliminated

Brian Kasirye. PHOTOS: David Namunyala

Kasirye who was the only surviving Ugandan in the contest, fell to his 35-year-old opponent in the round of 16 game.

Commonwealth Games

Badminton

Men's singles

Round 16,

Chong Wei Lee (MAS) vs Brian Kasirye (UGA), 21-6/21-6

Uganda's promising youngster Brian Kasirye has had a disappointing afternoon after he succumbed to more experienced opponent Chong Wei Lee of Malaysia in the third round of the badminton contest at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

The 17-year-old who was the only surviving Ugandan in the contest, fell to his 35-year-old opponent in the round of 16 game that lasted for 22 minutes.

It ended with the Malaysian leading 21-6 in the first set and 21-6 in the second.

 Aisha Nakiyemba

Yesterday,Kasirye beat Nicholas Bonkowsky from Trinidad and Tobago in the round of 32.

Meanwhile, his colleague Edwin Ekiring and Aisha Nakiyemba where knocked out much earlier in the men and women's singles category respectively.

Uganda's top-seed Ekiring succumbed to England's Rajiv Ouseph 21-8/21-12 in the other men's singles, while Nakiyemba also failed to handle pressure from a more experienced Jamaican Katherine Wynter in the women's game that ended 18-21/15-21. Uganda's seed-one female player Shamim Bangi was ruled-out of the tournament by an injury she sustained in training.

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