Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) president, Francis Orbih has heaped praises on the pair of Anu Opeyori and Godwin Olofua for excelling at a recent competition in Uganda.
While the duo has already moved on to Kenya for another competition, Orbih has already rated them good signs for the future of Nigerian badminton.
The BFN boss acknowledged their selfless efforts, as Opeyori and Olofua won the men’s doubles event at the Uganda Badminton International last weekend.
Opeyori and Olofua beat the pair of Siddharth from India and Ahmed Sarah from Egypt 2-0 (21-18, 21-11) to win the first prize.
However, in the singles event, Opeyori lost to Iceland’s Kari Gunnarsson 2-1 (21-14, 15-21, 21-18) in the quarter finals, while Dorcas Adesokan lost at same stage to Jordan’s Domou Amro 2-0 (21-17, 21-17).
Ahead of their outings at the Kenya International, which starts in Nairobi on Thursday, Orbih expressed satisfaction with the performances, but also urged the players to improve their results.
Orbih stated: “We as a board are satisfied with the players performance even though there is much room for improvement.
“We are proud of our players and will continue to do everything to give them the needed support.
“The competition will get tougher so we also need to up our game. We have more Europeans coming to take part in the African circuit this year because of the Olympics next year.”