Bangi To Take Part In Three Tournaments In Southern Africa

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Bangi says she is determined to work hard and win the title in Zambia because her target is to get enough points to be able to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Shamim Bangi, Uganda's top female badminton player leaves on Wednesday morning to compete in Zambia's International Series Badminton Championship. The tournament will take place at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka November 27-30.


Bangi says she is determined to work hard and win the title in Zambia because her target is to get enough points to be able to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The player who is ranked fifth on the African continent last month lost in the semi finals of the 2014 Nigerian International Open Championship, but won the women's doubles after pairing with Egypt's Hosny Nadia.

Her coach William Kabindi says he is confident Bangi has worked hard and will play well in Zambia. The Ndejje University student missed out on the Commonwealth Games after the British Embassy refused to give her a visa.


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According to Bangi, after the Zambian event she will travel and take part in two other events in Namibia and South Africa.

Uganda's top male player Edwin Ekiring who plays professional badminton in Holland is the only player in East and central Africa to participate in Olympic Games.