Bauchi State 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 FCT.
In the doubles, the pair of Umar and Abdulhamid Musa also beat their counterparts from Ogun, Olawale Odunayo and Simeon Akinsola, 2-0.
His coach, Abdul Ibrahim, expressed happiness with the idea of the NYG initiated by the National Sports Commission (NSC) to discover talents.
“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 traditional ruler in Bauchi who has provided them with good jerseys, better than what they used to wear before.