All Set for Uganda Badminton Open 2015

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With hours before the 2015 edition of the Uganda International Badminton Open Championship explodes, search hosts Uganda have the odds against them when they kick start the tournament with competition from as far as Europe.

Two experienced Italian players arrived on Monday ahead of the Championship slated for February 19-22 in Kampala. Pirmin Klotzner and Matteo Bellucci arrived together with their coach aboard an Emirates Airlines flight.

Uganda’s Davis Senono with his preparations having been far from ideal will kick start the showpiece against Italian Klotzner. The other Italian Bellucci will face Algeria’s Youcef Sabhi Model in his opening match will have to battle through the qualifiers on Thursday before entering main draw of 32 players.

Simon Mugabi, viagra buy the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Badminton Association (UBA) said that the two other Italian players who had been ranked highly for the men’s singles Rosario Maddaloni and Giovanni Crecco had withdrawn.

Milan Ludik who is ranked 94 by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has been seeded top in the men’s singles, cure while Uganda’s top player who plies his trade in Netherlands, Edwin Ekiring and is expected to arrive on Tuesday is seeded 7th.

The other foreign players who have been drawn in the tournament will come from; India, Egypt, Slovakia, Turkey, Hungary, Nigeria, Slovenia, Algeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Bulgaria, Kenya, Mauritius and Iran.

Uganda’s top women’s player Shamim Bangi, who fell out at the quarter-final stage of the Cyprus International last month, will also have to work hard against Africa’s top player Grace Gabriel of Nigeria and Kate Fookune from Mauritius.

The tournament will see singles and doubles action.

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