Shamim Bangi will have to play more international badminton tournaments if she is to maintain her progress in the world and continental ranking.

The Ugandan top seed is now ranked third on the continent after her bronze medal in the women singles of the Nigerian International in Abuja last month.
“I didn’t get there by mistake, Its hard work and I need to continue playing more international tournaments if my ranking is to improve.”
Bangi told a local news paper- Daily Monitor.
With 11870 points Bangi is behind Nigerian Grace Gabriel (17629) and Kate Fune (14229) from Mauritius, the latter two are ranked first and second respectively.

Gabriel is positioned 87th in the world while Fune is 116th with Bangi ranked 147th with getting into the top 100 the latter’s target.
Grace is comfortable in the top 100 of the world and that is my target too, over taking her on the continent might be hard
added the 21-year old.

Bangi will look to use at the remaining tournaments of the year in Zambia, South Africa, and Botswana to better her ranking on the continent and internationally.
Top ten female players on the continent

1-Grace Gabriel: Nigeria

2-Kate Kune: Mauritius

3-Shamim Bangi: Uganda

4-Elme De Velliers: South Africa

5-Hadia Hosny: Egypt

6-Dorcas Ajoke: Nigeria

7-Fatima Azeez: Nigeria

8-Tosin Damilola: Nigeria

9-Yeldy Marie: Mauritius

10-Ogar Siamupangila: Zambia

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

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