President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), Francis Orbih Esq has been elected as a council member into the Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA). Orbih was elected during the world congress that took place on Thursday in Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia.
He earlier lost in 2021 when he sought for a two-year tenure. But this time around, he stooped to conquer as he finally bagged a four-year tenure instead of a shorter two year.
He remarked that with his victory, Nigeria is back in the boardroom where decisions about the administration of the game of badminton in Africa are taken. ”Nigeria will definitely have more voice in influencing positive decision making”.
Tukebana Michel Bau of Seychelles retained his post as the BCA president. He was returned unopposed. Elected as the Deputy President is Zambia’s Kingsley Mulenga who defeated the incumbent Amine Zobiri of Algeria.
Botswana’s Mpiwa Bosenogile defeated the incumbent Mrs. Chipo Zumbrani of Zimbabwe to become the treasurer.
Eleven members out of 21 contestants were elected into council. They are:
- Odette Assembe Engoulou (Cameron)
- Rajen Pultoo (MRI)
- Dr Hesham Fouad Mohamed El Tohamy (EGY)
- Jeanette Moneoang LESHOTA. (LES)
- Simon Mugabi (Uganda)
- Aubin Houndagnon ASSOGBA (BEN)
- Dro Honore Zolobe (CIV)
- Francis ORBIH (Nigeria)
- Mohamed Moncef Zemmouchi (Algeria)
- Micheal John Noone (South Africa)
- Michael Shamsu Mustapha (SLE)