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Adesokan, Opeyori Win 3RD Mutual Benefits National Badminton Championship

Reigning African Badminton champion Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan of Ogun State has won the Women’s singles of the 3rd Mutual Benefits National Badminton Championship.

Adesokan defeated Ruth Chinenye Ibere of Katsina State at the Police College Badminton Complex, Ikeja Lagos to retain the gold medal which she has won since the inception of the tournament.
However, the pair of Kwara State’s Zainab Damilola Alabi and Sofiyat Arinola Obanishola emerged the women’s doubles champions after defeating Africa’s number one Dorcas Adesokan and Asisat Ogunkanbi of ogun state.

In the men’s singles, it was Africa’s Number one  player, Anuoluwapo Opeyori who won the title after beating fellow Lagos state player and Africa’s Number three player, Godwin Olufua.

The Mixed Doubles trophy went to Enejo Abah who paired with his wife, Peace to beat FCT duo of Yunusa Momoh and Ramatu Yakubu 2-0 while the Men’s Doubles final was won by Anuoluwapo Opeyori and Godwin Olofua of Lagos State who outplayed the pair of Eneojo Joseph Abah (Rivers) and Isaac Murphy Minaphee (Taraba) 2-1 to retain the gold trophy won last year.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, the President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria, Francis Orbih expressed gratitude and appreciation to the sponsors Mutual Benefits Assurance PLC for sustaining the annual event.

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