Ghana win bronze at Thomas and Uber but fail to qualify for World Badminton Championship

Ghana win bronze at Thomas and Uber but fail to qualify for World Badminton Championship

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The national male badminton team won a bronze at the Thomas and Uber Teams Championships Preliminaries and the Africa Individual Championships which ended last Thursday in Algeria.

The team, made up of Emmanuel Yaw Donkor, Abraham Ayittey, Daniel Sam and Michael Opoku Baah, made it to the semi-finals after topping their group, beating Egypt 3-2 in the quarter-finals but lost 1-3 to Nigeria last Thursday.

This means the team's dream of getting selected to represent Africa for the first time at the Badminton World Federation`s World Teams Championships slated for Thailand in May has been shattered.

Both Donkor and Ayittey, who started on a good note, lost to their opponents after suffering injuries during the semi-final game.

Ghana’s female team, Stella Amassah, Grace Atipaka, Eyram Migbordzi and Gifty Mensah lost their matches at the group stages of the competition.

While Algeria defeated Nigeria 3-2 to win the ultimate in the men's division, Mauritius also walloped Nigeria’s women's team 3-0 to win the giant trophy and other prizes at stake.

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