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Injury has ruled out Africa’s top men’s player Julien Paul from the All Africa Senior Badminton Championship 2022.
The Championship sanctioned by the Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA) will take place at the Lugogo Indoor Stadium between February 14-20th in Kampala, Uganda.
Juliean Paul, who is the best ranked player in Africa will not be part of the Mauritius team because he is still nursing an injury he suffered late last year during a tournament in Uganda.
A total of 13 nations will battle in the All Africa Men's and Women's Team Badminton Championships.
The winners of the men's and women's tournament will advance to the Thomas and Uber Cup finals respectively, which are due to be held in Thailand's capital Bangkok in May.
Brian Kasirye, Uganda’s top men’s player, told Sports News Africa that he is in good form after spending some time in a training camp in the United Arab Emirates. “We are playing at home and we should work hard as a team to get good results,” added Kasirye.
Uganda has been placed alongside Algeria, Benin and ReUnion in the men’s category. The other teams taking part in the Championship include; Mauritius, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, South Africa and Cameroon.
Egypt are the women’s defending champions, while Algeria lifted the men’s title when the Championship was last held in 2020.