Nigeria’s Bello Oyebanji has been nominated into the Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission of the World Badminton Federation.
Oyebanji alongside Anand Kumar (India), Daniel Chan (Hong Kong), Raúl Eduardo Anguiano Araujo (Guatemala) and Richard Perot (France) the commission members will serve a four (4) year term to 2021.
The task of the members at their first meeting come November 25th, 2017 meeting is to select a chair of the commission, and to make a recommendation to the Council for a Vice Chair.
Bello has been a national para-badminton player since 2000 but he only competed in his first BWF sanctioned international para-badminton tournament earlier this year in Uganda.
Bello is ranked 31 in Sport Class SL 4 and is one of the highest ranked players in Africa.
He promised to contribute to the development of Para badminton around the world and to Africa in particular.
“I’m happy that I’ll be representing Africa as an athlete’s representative and I promise to do my best in fighting for the welfare of Africa athletes”.
Bello added “What is on my mind now is to see how Africans can make it to the 2020 Paralympic games in Japan”.