Humans of Shuttle Time: Emebet Hailu Ayalew

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Author: 
Bernadin Bokpe

ST Tutor, Ethiopian Badminton Federation

 

Childhood Days

I was born and raised in the city of Hawassa in Ethiopia. Various sports were played in my village. I used to play handball and badminton.

Early Experience of Badminton

When I was a primary school student, some coaches came to introduce badminton. That was about 25 years ago. When I saw it for the first time, it looked so different from other sports, and that made me want to learn more about it. It was an unforgettable experience.

Humans of Shuttle Time: Karabo Mosweu

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Author: 
Bernadin Bokpe

Shuttle Time Tutor, Botswana Badminton Association

 

Childhood Days

I started playing badminton when I was 15 years old.

My first coach was Barbadian and he believed in badminton basics, so we were taken through proper basic movement and then racket skills followed. My coach also motivated me by always giving me challenging tasks. The badminton team was like family to me, we were always supportive of each other.

Humans of Shuttle Time: NGONG ANDRÉ

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Author: 
Bernadin Bokpe

Shuttle Time Tutor, Badminton Federation of Cameroon

 

I grew up in a difficult neighborhood called Ekoundou in Yaoundé. I’m currently a teacher of Physical Education and sports.

I saw badminton for the first time in 2004 when I was a student at SOA University. it was during the Badminton Cameroon Cup. What struck me was that it was spectacular, a lot of fun and without physical contact.

Following that experience, I had had a dialogue with the national trainer at the time, Jean Louis Tamba, who advised me to become a trainer.

Humans of Shuttle Time: Phiri Jenipher

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Author: 
Bernadin Bokpe

ST Tutor, Zambia Badminton

 

Childhood Days

I grew up as a sportsperson. My father introduced me to sports; he played lawn tennis and hockey. I played all indoor racket sports and netball. I am a single mother of four boys. I enjoy dancing exercises and traditional games which involve everyone. I love interactions, meeting new people, and helping out where I can.

Relationship with Badminton

Humans of Shuttle Time: RAFFICK ALFONSO

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Author: 
Bernadin Bokpe

Shuttle Time Tutor, Badminton Association of Zimbabwe

 

I grew up as a sports-loving child, active all year round. As a child I did athletics, soccer, hockey and volleyball. During holidays I’d hang out with friends playing video games as well as street soccer which is very popular in Zimbabwe and we would also play street cricket influenced by the hosting of the World Cup by Zimbabwe and South Africa in 2003. I was a very adventurous kid, always trying new things.

Celebrating Women in Badminton: A Successful Event by the Senegalese Badminton Federation

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Author: 
Bernadin Bokpe

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Gender Equity Committee of the Senegalese Badminton Federation orchestrated a remarkable and insightful event, aiming to spotlight and celebrate women in badminton.

 

Glorious Achievement: Johanita Scholtz dethrone Kate Foo Kune in African Games 2023

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Author: 
Bernadin Bokpe

The recently concluded African Games in Accra, Ghana, unfolded a thrilling badminton spectacle, showcasing the prowess and self-discipline  of the continent’s finest players. Among the standout performances, the focus remains on the freshly crowned African Champions who etched their names in the annals of African badminton.

 

African Games 2023: Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori accedes to the throne once again since previous edition in Morocco

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Author: 
Bernadin Bokpe

The African badminton arena witnessed a spectacular display of talent, willpower, and championship spirit as Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori from Nigeria and the Algerian duos, Koceila Mammeri & Youcef Sabri Medel, successfully retained their titles at the African Games in Accra, Ghana from the last edition in Morocco in 2019.

 

Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori – Men’s Singles Marvel

Rising Star: Husina Kobugabe’s Thrilling Journey at the African Games

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Author: 
Bernadin Bokpe

In a stunning display of dexterity and fortitude, Husina Kobugabe of Uganda emerged as a standout performer at the African Games in Accra, Ghana, making waves in the Women’s Singles Event. Her remarkable journey included a notable victory over the reigning African Champion, Kate Foo Kune from Mauritius, showcasing her prowess and resilience on the badminton court.

 

Siblings on a Mission: Mammeri Duo Dominates Day 2 at African Games 2023

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Bernadin Bokpe

Day 2 of the Individual Event

 

Accra, Ghana – Day 2 of the African Games 2023 witnessed a display of exceptional talent and determination, with a spotlight on the Mammeri siblings, Koceila and Tanina Violette Mammeri, the reigning champions and top seeds in Mixed Doubles from Algeria.

 

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