Nigeria badminton player, Enejoh Abah said himself and his wife will dominate Africa in the mixed doubles badminton event.
The mixed doubles National champion gold medallist told www.aclsports.com that they understand themselves perfectly on the court and have help build each other as the year passes by.
He revealed that the North Africans are about to be displaced by other countries including Nigeria in the sport adding that Nigeria can be at Tokyo 2020 Olympics if we attend more international championships this year.
Abah said, “I and my wife (Peace Orji) have the potentials of ruling Africa in the mixed doubles this tear. We understand each other and have helped build each other. Just like the mixed doubles we play well together, we do well staying together.
“We both won gold at the 2019 African Seniors Championship in Port Harcourt, emerged champions at the 2019 African Games in Morocco against all odds and I won all national tournaments in 2019 both in the mixed doubles category and silver in doubles.
“So I feel safe to say we are dominating at the moment and we will keep it this way throughout 2020 by his special grace”.
He further said, “I will not say North Africa dominates badminton right now. They have got 2 events out of 5 and Nigeria has 3. It is on record that just before the end of 2019, the number one player in the men’s single went to Julien from Mauritius and Nigeria occupied number 2 and 3 spots in Africa.
“Nigeria stands a chance of featuring at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the singles and teams if we attend most of the qualifiers lined up. And it is our prayers that Nigeria will be at the Olympic after 24 years”
On some of his plans for 2020, Enejoh Abah said, “For now its individual training ahead of the 2020 National Sports Festival in Edo state and I believe soon states would start calling for camping. I also want to see lots of national tournaments and under aged tournaments in the country”