The 9th edition of the Uganda International Badminton tournament is scheduled to take place on 20th-23rd of February in Lugogo Indoor stadium.

The event will act as a world ranking tourney.

Over 16 teams have confirmed participation in this championship, that will see 64 players taking part in different categories. Uganda (hosts), Austria, Malaysia, Slovakia, Israel, and Syrilanka are among the international countries to feature in.

Other competitors include; Namibia, Libya, Egypt, Algeria, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Kenya Nigeria and Mauritius.

“This is a world ranking tournament organized by Badminton International body”. Simon Mugabi, Uganda Badminton Association spokesperson, told Kawowo Sports via a telephone interview.

“Registration of all participants is done online”. Mugabi continued to say.

Edrine Tukire, Brian Ssuuna, Shamim Banji, Denze Nakalyango and Aisha Nakiyemba are among the players to represent the pearl of Africa.

Players will compete in different categories such as men and women’s singles, men and women doubles and mixed doubles.

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