With his quarter final finish Herbert Ebayo was one of the better performers for Uganda at the Kenyan International Badminton International last year. He will be taking part in his third Kenyan tournament and hopes to better last year’s performance as he takes on Joseph Matheri in the first round.

“It’s time to deliver,” Ebayo said. “I have been tagged a junior player for some time and I believe am past that,” he added. Ebayo and another uprising star Daniel Mihigo are coming off an impressive badminton season that saw them guide Ndejje University to their second straight league title.

Mihigo takes on Austrian Wraber Luka in his first round fixture in Nairobi. “Am a better player than I was last year or even in 2008 and I want to prove it this weekend,” he said. Mihingo lost to Mamoud El Sayad 21-8, 21-13 in the first round last but will also bank of the his latest league triumph.

“Am in top form, the league was long coupled with a few tournaments here and there,” Mihingo said. “So I can confidently say part from being fit, physiologically am also up there,” he added. Margaret Nankabirwa, Daisy Nakalyango and Shamim Bangi are some of the ladies that will be in action also today.

Senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering volleyball, football and badminton

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