LAGOS BADMINTON CLASSICS: Orbih happy with tournament success

By: Jerome Obuninta

Hard working president of Badminton federation, Francis Orbih has said that he is graciously happy for the successful hosting of the third edition of the Lagos Badminton classics.

Orbih told sportstalkafrica.com that this year’s edition was a huge success and that he and his board will continue to strive harder to make sure that badminton attains glorious heights.

The soft spoken president added that the players gave their best and that he is very satisfied with the experienced gathered from this year’s edition.

“I want to say am truly delighted about this year’s edition, because it was a great tournament and the players lived up to expectations,” he said

“Our players did well, because for the first time we got two sets in the semi final, which is a big improvement. We will continue to engage our players with tournaments to build their confidence which is what they need to compete well with other players around the world.

“Badminton has come to stay and the game will become more popular. we will call on cooperate bodies to come and support us so we can have a bigger tournament that will take place more often, so that we can discover more players for our country”

Meanwhile Orbih also used the opportunity to thank Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode and the people of Lagos state for making the tourney a palatable one.

“The event was hitch free and I must say a big thank you to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode and people of Lagos for making sure the event was a successful one, may God continue to bless them,” he concluded.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
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