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Mutual Benefits Badminton Championship Begins

A total of 160 players were registered to start action on Tuesday in the 2nd Mutual Benefits National Badminton Championship at Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.
Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) president, Francis Orbih said the championship will bring out the best in the players, as the drive to reposition badminton continues.
He urged the players to abide by the rules of the competition and give their best as they move up in their career.
Also, former Chief Executive officer of the National Anti-doping Committee (NADC), Femi Ayorinde will give a talk on the ills of doping morning before the competition begins.
According to the BFN, honours will be competed for in Men’s Singles (MS), Women’s Singles (WS), Men’s Doubles (MD), Women’s Doubles (WD) and Mixed Doubles (XD) with no player allowed to feature in more than two events.
Team managers are expected to converge at the conference room at the venue for a technical meeting today before the tournament serves off.
A total prize money of N2.67million will be competed for in the 5-day event with the winner of the men’s and women’s singles smiling home with N150, 000 each.
Cash prizes will also spread from the second position to the 16th place finishers.

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