Nigeria’s Badminton team won gold today in the Mixed Team Event at the African Games holding in Casablanca, Morocco.
The pair of Eneojo Joseph Abah and his wife, Peace Orji-Abah, ranked Africa’s Number 2 in the Mixed Doubles defeated African reigning Champions K. Mammeri and Linda Mazri of Algeria 21-16, 18-21, 19-21.
Africa’s number one, Anuoluwapo Opeyori, defeated Algeria’s Medel.Y.Sabri 23-21, 21-11 to make it 2-0 for Nigeria while the Women’s singles reigning Queen Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan overwhelmed Boukhsani Halla 21-13,21-14 to give Nigeria a 3-0 victory.
The mixed team events consist of the men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
The winner is decided based on victory in 3 out of the 5 events.
Action continues tomorrow with the Individual Events in Casablanca.