President of the BFN, Francis Orbih has promised a hitch free tournament at the 1st Katsina Golden Star National Championship scheduled for next week.
More than 150 Badminton players across the country have indicated Interest to play in the 4-day tournament. In a chat with the BFN media officer Miyen Akiri, Orbih assured competitors ,officials and fans who will be attending the event of adequate security.
“I want to assure everyone who will be travelling to Katsina leaving their comfort zone from different parts of the country to expect the best of hospitality.”
Orbih also urged fans to bring with them their family members to watch the tournament starting on November 8-11.
One of Nigeria’s talented badminton player, Godwin Olofua said he can’t wait to arrive Katsina for the Championship which starts on Wednesday.
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“I am excited because we keep praying for Championship like this. Since we have not had National championships in Nigeria since 2013, it has affected the players psychologically.
I must commend the board led by Francis Orbih for coming up with the 1st Katsina Golden Star National championship and the 1st Mutual Benefits 2017 assurance Badminton championship which will hold in Lagos later this month.”
Meanwhile, Lagos based Opeyori Anu also expressed excitement at the upcoming championship. “The last time we had a championship was 2013 in Abuja and since then nothing has come up. Now we have not just one but two championships this month which makes it more exciting than ever. More tournaments, more experience to gather and more motivation for the nation as a whole,”he concluded.
One of the highlights of these upcoming tournaments is that for the first time in Nigeria Badminton, registration of players will be done online.