National badminton team arrive in Benin for International Future Series 2017

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The national badminton team arrived in Cotonou, Benin yesterday to participate in the Benin International 2017 Future Series.

The tourney starts from Thursday July 6 to Sunday July 9, 2017.

Ghana’s Badminton team won 9 medals at the Ivory Coast International tournament to qualify for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Mixed Team event and the Youth Olympics.

The national U-19 badminton team kicked off Ghana’s campaign for points winning 7 medals; 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals at the Ivory Coast Junior International 2017.

The senior national team continued Ghana’s exploits at the event, winning two bronze medals in the mixed doubles and women’s doubles.

The national team’s busy international schedule this year will see them in action at the Benin International 2017 before making the journey to Nigeria for the Lagos International 2017 from July 26 to 29.

The junior national team will also take part in the Mauritius Junior International 2017 and the Junior Future Series, from August 11 to 13.

The team would later embark on a trip to Indonesia for the Badminton Juniors World Cup in October, which would serve as a qualifier for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

According to the Badminton Federation, the Ministry of Youth and Sports is yet to release funds for the trips being undertaken by the national badminton team.

GNA

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