Referee advocates more women sports administrators in Africa




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– A Ugandan badminton referee, Harriet Semugabi, Friday advocated  more in the administration of the sport in Africa.

Semugabi, who is attending the International Badminton Classics, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Friday in said that the sport lacked administrators.

”I am a member of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and I have observed that globally the sport lacked administrators.

” Women should wake up and join in taking this sport higher; it is time we took the .

”That you are a mother or is not supposed be hindrance badminton administration; it only requires .

”One just needs her schedules well so that one duty does not affect the other,” she advised.

Semugabi also called for more female  badminton coaches.

“ Sometimes, it is better when a female coaches female players.

”You know we, women, can be funny and down emotionally at times and find it difficult confiding in an opposite .

”Female players will feel free tell a female what her problem is; they can both find a solution to it,” she said.

Semugabi, an Uganda ex-international, said that she had been thrilled by the skills exhibited by the players.

”I want to be a bit biased and speak on the women; they have been great; I like fighting spirits.

”They have shown that they know and love what they are doing.

”I played for national team from 1991 to 1995, and these are reminding me of those days,” she said. (NAN)