Harare, Zimbabwe – The All Africa U-15 Championships witnessed a spectacular display of talent and determination in the semi-final clashes, setting the stage for an electrifying finale. Teams South Africa and Egypt emerged victorious in intense battles against formidable opponents, securing their spots in the much-anticipated finals.
Team Egypt and Team South Africa are in the Finals
In the first Semi-finals South Africa Triumphed Over Algeria in Intense Encounter.
The clash between the two giants Algeria and South Africa on Court 2 unfolded as a riveting spectacle of badminton prowess. In the Boys’ Singles, Misha Bredell of South Africa showcased his dominance with a 21-12, 21-17 victory against Ayoub Rayan Daoud of Algeria. The Girls’ Singles encounter featured strategic play from Yi Wen Li (South Africa), who secured a decisive win with scores of 21-15, 21-11 against Rahma Aya Salem of Algeria.
Misha Bredell – South Africa Yi Wen Li – South Africa
The Boys’ Doubles category witnessed a hard-fought battle between the pairs of Ayoub Rayan Daoud/Oussama Keddou (Algeria) and Misha Bredell/Ricardo Vigario (South Africa). In a thrilling contest that went the distance, Bredell and Vigario emerged triumphant with a scoreline of 9-21, 21-18, 21-19. Dillan Schaap, the coach of Team South Africa, expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance, highlighting the valuable experience gained during their stay in Zimbabwe.
The second Semifinals was of epic propotions as Mauritius and Egypt Engage in a record breaking 5 hour contest that pushed players to their limits. The Boys’ Singles match set a captivating tone, with Jonathan Shane Ng Wing Lit (Mauritius) prevailing against M.Khaled (Egypt) in three sets (12-21, 21-17, 21-17). Elsa Caitlin How Hong (Mauritius) displayed remarkable resilience in the Girls’ Singles, securing victory in a hard-fought match with scores of 18-21, 21-18, 21-19 against Malika Mohamed Mahmoud Hassan Ali (Egypt).
Omar & Khaled – Team Egypt Malika & Nour – Team Egypt
The Boys’ Doubles clash proved to be a neck-and-neck battle, as Jordy Kris Wann Hua Cheong Fon Youn and Jonathan Shane Ng Wing Lit (Mauritius) faced Omar Elsabban Mahmoud Sami Ali Elsabban and M.Khaled (Egypt). In a thrilling encounter, the Egyptian pair emerged victorious with scores of 17-21, 21-19, 21-19. The Egyptian duo of Malika Mohamed Mahmoud Hassan Ali and Nour Mohamed Fikry Abdelmagid AlTaweel secured a win in the Girls’ Doubles match against Elsa Caitlin How Hong and Mia Mi Lin Siow Yin Young (Mauritius) with scores of 21-18, 24-22.
Jordy Cheong from Mauritius
The tension reached its peak in the deciding Mixed Doubles match, where Jordy Kris Wann Hua Cheong Fon Youn and Mia (Mauritius) faced Omar and Nour (Egypt). The Egyptian duo emerged victorious in a thrilling decider with scores of 20-22, 21-18, 21-18. The coach of the Egyptian team expressed jubilation, highlighting the challenging nature of the match against Mauritius and expressing confidence in their upcoming final clash against South Africa.
As the curtains fall on the semi-finals, anticipation builds for the finals between Egypt and South Africa in the All Africa U-15 Mixed Team Championships. Badminton enthusiasts are encouraged to catch the action live on BCA’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, with the finals set to commence at 3 pm local time.
Stay tuned for more updates as the young shuttlers vie for glory in the championship finals!