Badminton: Adesokan Claims 2019 Zambia International Badminton Championship Title

Africa’s number one ranked player Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan emerged champion of the 2019 Zambia International Badminton Championship defeating Egyptian second seed Doha Hany in Sunday’s final in Lusaka.

Top-seeded Adesokan started her campaign with a clear two set whitewash of Uganda’s Fatima Nabirungi 21-9, 21-6 before going on to dominate Egypt’s Jana Ashraf 21-13, 21-13 in the quarterfinals.

She followed up that win by dispatching yet another Egyptian in the semifinal with an easy 21-19, 21-16 win over former African champion and third seed Hadia Hosny.

Adesokan’s win set up a final encounter with yet another Egyptian, second seed Doha Hany who beat former African Champion Kate Foo Kune[4] of Mauritius 15-21, 21-13, 21-16 in the other semifinal.

The final game started with Dorcas narrowly losing out in the first game, 20-22 but the top seed rallied back to confirm her ranking and seeding by taking the next two games, 21-18, 21-18 to claim victory in the women’s singles final.