Nigerian Badminton Duo gets invite for international training tour
Nigeria’s Dorcas Adesokan and Clement Krobakpo have been nominated by the Badminton Confederation of Africa for an international training tour. The tour is expected to take place in Cairo, Egypt from October 26th to 29th, 2017.
According to the President of Badminton Confederation of Africa, Byron Larry Keys the tour became necessary as a build up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games.
In an exclusive interview with Dorcas Adesokan and Clement Krobakpo both players expressed delight over the nomination.
They attributed the nomination to the All Africa Badminton Championships held in South Africa. Clement said, “this tour will expose us and we promise to be good ambassadors of our great country”.
He called on philanthropists to help in the aspect of promoting the players. He said the promotion will go a long way in helping both the players and individuals.
Speaking to newsmen , Dorcas said she feels privileged to be picked for the trip.
“We need financial support from individuals, it’s not easy. The federation led by Francis Orbih is really trying for us. We private individuals to organize national tournaments that will consist of Nigeria players too”, she ended.
Dorcas won two gold medals and one bronze medal at a competition hosted by the Republic of Benin last July.
By Olaleye Idowu