The much-anticipated All Africa U-15 Championships kicked off yesteday in Harare, Zimbabwe, promising an exhilarating showcase of badminton talent from across the continent. This mixed team event, featuring eight teams divided into two groups, is set to captivate fans and enthusiasts alike.
In Group A, the stage is set for intense battles with Mauritius, Algeria, Ivory Coast, and Botswana. Meanwhile, Group B sees Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe ready to make their mark. The opening matches on Saturday, December 9, will witness Mauritius taking on Botswana and Algeria facing Ivory Coast in Group A. In Group B, Egypt will clash with Zimbabwe, while South Africa goes head-to-head with Tunisia.
The badminton action begins at 9 am local time, with players showcasing their skills and determination on the court. The morning session promises thrilling encounters, building up to the much-anticipated opening ceremony scheduled for 3 pm at the hall. Following this spectacle, the second session of the day commences at 4 pm, featuring matchups from both Group A and Group B. Group A – Mauritius v/s Ivory Coast and Algeria v/s Botswana. Group B – Egypt v/s Tunisia and South Africa v/s Zimbabwe.
The excitement doesn’t end on the first day. Sunday, December 10, marks the final matches of the group stage. In Group A, Mauritius will face Algeria, while Ivory Coast takes on Botswana. Group B sees Egypt squaring off against South Africa, and Tunisia challenging Zimbabwe. The afternoon session on Sunday will witness the semi-finals, where the top performers from each group compete for a spot in the championship finale. The winners of Group A and Group B will face the runners-up from the opposite group in a battle for the coveted title. Badminton enthusiasts can expect fierce rallies, strategic plays, and nail-biting moments as the teams showcase their prowess on the court. All roads lead to the grand finale on Monday, December 11, at 3 pm
The All Africa U-15 Championships not only provide a platform for young talents to shine but also foster camaraderie and sportsmanship among nations. As the badminton community gathers in Harare, Zimbabwe, the stage is set for three days of exhilarating competition and memorable moments that will resonate across the continent. Stay tuned for updates on this thrilling badminton spectacle! The BCA will be covering all matches live on their You Tube Channel and Facebook.