Africa – Commonwealth Games 2018
There were 6 countries from the Badminton Confederation of Africa that participate in the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast namely Mauritius, Ghana, South Africa, Seychelles, Zambia and Uganda.
South Africa were up to the challenge in the opening Men’s Singles, with Prakash Vijayanathproving a doughty customer for Anthony Joe. However, Joe edged through 24-22 22-20 to give Australia the lead, after which there was no looking back.
South Africa continued to excitement in Day 2 by beating Uganda 3-2 in Group C.
Prakash Vijayanath and Michelle Butler-Emmett were the heroes of South Africa’s victory as they won their opening Mixed Doubles together before winning their respective doubles.
Uganda erased the 0-1 deficit through Edwin Ekiring in Men’s Singles as he beat Bongani Von Bodenstein 21-13 21-11. Shamim Bangi then made it 2-1 for Uganda as she held off Johanita Scholtz 21-13 22-20.
Vijayanath and Cameron Coetzer levelled the deficit for South Africa getting the better of Ekiring/Brian Kasirye before Butler-Emmett and Elsie De Villiers clinched the tie for South Africa in Women’s Doubles.
Mauritius got through to the quarter finals meeting India. But unfortunately India blanked Mauritius 3-0 in the quarter-final.