President of the Nigeria Badminton Federation, Francis Orbih has said the 2018 edition of the Lagos International Badminton Classic (LIBC) will be more competitive and attractive than previous editions.
A total of 200 badminton players from 23 countries will converge in Lagos to participate in the 4th edition of the Lagos LIBC from July 18-21.
“There will be an increase in the prize money with a total of $25,000 to be given out. Also there will be an increase in the number of participating countries which is expected to raise the competitiveness of the championship,” said Orbih
“I am keen to see the performance of the Nigerian players after their participation in foreign training tours and international competitions.”
This year’s championship is expected to attract top players from India, Malaysia, Australia amongst others that have already made entries.
The Nigerian players are currently in Accra participating in the Ghana International Badminton Championship which they intend to use as final preparation for the LIBC which will be their first major competition at home this year.