Day 1 Highlights: African Games Individual Championships Kick Off in Accra, Ghana

The atmosphere in Accra, Ghana, reached fever pitch today as the Individual Championships of the African Games 2023 commenced, igniting the passion of badminton enthusiasts and players alike. With an array of captivating Men’s and Women’s Singles matches, Day 1 set the stage for an exhilarating tournament.


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In the Men’s Singles Round of 64, Aboul Fatao Tapsoba from Burkina Faso showcased remarkable skill and determination, clinching victory in a thrilling three-set encounter against Ghana’s Samuel Lamptey (21-23, 21-16, 21-16). Meanwhile, Egypt’s Ahmed Ali Bahnsawy faced a stern test, ultimately falling short against Expendito Emuddu in another gripping match that unfolded over three sets (21-8, 17-21, 13-21).



The Women’s Singles Round of 64 witnessed equally intense battles, with Leticia Yayra Davordzi of Ghana encountering a formidable opponent in Kadidjata Diallo from Burkina Faso. The match saw a seesaw of momentum, culminating in a closely contested victory for Diallo (21-11, 21-23, 15-21). In another enthralling showdown, Latifata Belem from Congo displayed valor but was eventually overcome by Bztecho Loubaki from Burkina Faso in a three-set duel (11-21, 22-20, 11-21).


Picture3 2The afternoon session brought further excitement with the Women’s Singles Round of 32. Tracy Naluwooza of Uganda, seeded number 8, exhibited her prowess, securing a hard-fought triumph against Algeria’s Linda Mazri in a match that went down to the wire (21-15, 11-21, 21-14). Tracy expressed her jubilation post-match, expressing her determination to maintain her momentum for the upcoming matches.


On a separate court, Halla Bouksani of Algeria emerged victorious in a closely contested encounter against Nigeria’s Zainab Damilola Alabi (16-21, 21-14, 21-19). In a post-match interview with BCA TV, Bouksani acknowledged the intensity of the battle and emphasized her dedication to refining her strategies for the ensuing matches.


As Day 1 draws to a close, the Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA) encourages fans to stay engaged via their YouTube Channel and Facebook page for Day 2, promising a continuation of riveting matches. With athletes vying for qualification to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, each match in this tournament carries immense significance. Day 2 is poised to deliver another day of fierce competition, and viewers are urged to brace themselves for more gripping badminton action.


For comprehensive details of the day’s events and match results, eager fans can access the link provided: Matches – African Games 2023 – Individual Event | BWF (


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