Youth Games: Bauchi win male badminton singles, doubles

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on Wednesday won the badminton male singles and doubles events at the ongoing National Youth Games (NYG) in Abuja.

Mustapha Umar won the singles with a 2-0 defeat of Yunusa Momoh from the .

In the doubles, the pair of Umar and Abdulhamid Musa also beat their counterparts from Ogun, Olawale Odunayo and Simeon Akinsola, 2-0.

Umar, who is an SSS student, later told newsmen he hoping to become Nigeria’s player.

His coach, Abdul Ibrahim, expressed happiness with the idea of the NYG initiated by the National Commission (NSC) to discover talents.

He said would help to build a reservoir of .
Ibrahim who is Umar’s uncle however lamented the inability to financial for the player, and appealed for sponsors for him.

“Umar is a good player. He is my son and he started playing at home. But the problem we have been having is getting a sponsor for him and his school’s team.
“Their current sponsor is a ruler in Bauchi who has provided them with good jerseys, better what they used to wear before.

“However, he and his mates lack national . But we are glad that the NSC has intervened by helping to groom this kind of young talents,’’ said Ibrahim.