By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu
Ahead of the sixth edition of the Lagos International Badminton Classics, the biggest badminton competition in Africa, the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) has launched a platform that will see Nigeria sports-friendly organisations latch on the great benefits that the international event presents.
On Wednesday at the Civic Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, the BFN will host the organisations to a lunch tagged “Shuttle Symphony”. It is a gathering of chief executive officers of various organisations in Nigeria.
The Lagos International Badminton Classics traditionally welcomes high ranking players all over the world, not just from Africa, making it the biggest in the African circuit.
It is also the badminton competition with the highest cash prize in the continent. At the fifth edition, the cash prize was $20,000.
The sixth edition even promises more in value. The Lagos International Badminton Classics has also merged elements of entertainment tending towards being tagged ‘Sportainment’, opening various windows for different organisations to exploit.
In 2017, a new vista was opened as even spectators and others were beneficiaries. A raffle draw took place for all the attendees.
In the end, two return tickets to London and Accra, Ghana offered, were won.
According to the President of BFN who is also a council member of the Badminton Confederation Africa (BCA), Francis Orbih, the essence of the “Shuttle Symphony”, is to throw more light on the next edition of the Lagos International Classics which will run from August 30th to September 2nd.
The member of the council of the continental ruling body insisted that the Lagos International remains the first international challenge and the biggest in Africa.