Ekiring stresses hard work will pay off for Olympic slot

Africa’s number one badminton player Edwin Ekiring has stated that only hard work will pay off for him to claim a slot to Uganda’s team going to next summer Olympics in London.

“I haven’t been playing well and I know that will change my determination is still their and I will work hard to reach my goal,” Ekiring said in a message. “I just need to get some important wins for me to break into the top 100 and I am looking forward too that in my remaining games.”

Ekiring lost to Ukraine’s Valeriy Atraschenkov 21-15,21-19 in the Norwegian International and now is putting all his effort in his next assignment that is the Botswana International that starts from November 25-28 in Gaborone.

“I believe I can do well in the next tournaments that am remaining with,” Ekiring said. “I need to just up my game and then things will be right for me.”

He also has the South Africa International from Dec 1-4 in Johannesburg. The Ugandan ace badminton player is ranked 115 in the world.

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