Uganda Qualifies for all Africa Championships 


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Uganda’s team led by top seed Brian Kasirye has qualified for the semi-final stage of the 2021 All Africa Mixed Team Championship.

The hosts defeated Mauritius 3-1 in the quarter-final this morning in the ongoing Championship at the MTN Arena, Lugogo.

The mixed doubles pair of Kasirye and Fadilah Shamika Mohamed Rafi started it all with a 21-11, 21-15 victory against Aatish Mubah and Kobita Doohee.

Uganda later took a 2-0 lead after Glady Mbabazi defeated Ganesha Munrah 21-15, 21-11 in the women’s singles. But Africa’s top men’s singles player George Julien Paul brought some hope for Mauritius after stopping Isreal Wanagalya 21-10, 21-7.

The women’s doubles pair of Husina Kobugabe and Glady Mbabazi made sure Uganda qualified for the semis after humbling the pair of Vilina Appaih and Kobita Dookhee 21-15, 21-15.

Uganda will now face the 2020 Mixed Team champions Egypt in the semi-final stage later this afternoon. Uganda will be all out looking for revenge after Egypt stopped Uganda 3-2 in the group stage on Friday.

William Kabindi, the Uganda head coach told Xinhua that the team will have to play with a lot more caution in the next stage. I am happy that we have overcome one of the best Badminton playing nations Mauritius,” added Kabindi. 

The second semi-final will see South Africa face Algeria. The final will be played on Sunday.

The Championship organized by the Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA) that started on Thursday will climax on October 28th with the finals of the individual events.


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