Shamim Bangi dismissed Nigerian Amin Yop Christopher 21-8, 21-9, in her first match of the Nigerian Badminton International Challenge on Thursday. On Friday, Bangi saw off Solademi Oluwatosin 21:9, 21-12 to book a quarter final berth.
“I’ve been a better game reader in both the games I have played,” she told kawowo Sports. “The Nigerians’ game is all about power and less game reading,” she added.
Bangi will play tournament top seed and Africa’s number three Elme De Villiers from South Africa in the quarters. “Now this is a different opponent all together, from a different region of the continent.”
“I don’t intend to change my game approach since it’s that kind of style that has got me here,” she added. Her Ugandan counterpart, Daisy Nakalyaago lost to tournament seed eight Tosin Damilola Atolagb 2-1 (21-14, 12-21, 21-16) The duo also lost in the doubles 21:11, 21:19 to Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan and Braimoh Maria.