African Games: Kobugabe/Mbabazi Bag Uganda Landmark Gold

African Games: Kobugabe/Mbabazi Bag Uganda Landmark Gold

Uganda have their first African Games gold medal in badminton thanks to women’s pair Husina Kobugabe/Gladys Mbabazi.

The All-Africa Championships silver medallists etched their names into the history books on Sunday after defeating Algerians Halla Bouksani/Tanina Violette Mammeri 23-21 21-14 in Accra, Ghana.

Kobugabe also contributed a silver in women’s singles following her 21-16 17-21 19-21 final loss to Johanita Scholtz of South Africa.

Algeria did not leave emptyhanded as Koceila Mammeri/Youcef Sabri Medel and the Mammeri siblings – African champions in both – won the men’s and mixed doubles.

Nigeria had confirmed men’s singles gold after Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori and compatriot Godwin Olofua had set up their same-nation final earlier in the day. Three-time defending African champion Opeyori came through a closely-fought contest 21-23 21-17 21-15.

Badminton has been part of the African Games since 2003 in Abuja, Nigeria.

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