Kampala: Egypt won the 2021 All Africa Badminton mixed team championship after beating Algeria 3-1 in the final here.
The Algerian team started well after Koceila Mammeri and Tanina Violette Mammeri beat Egypt’s Ahmed Salah and Jana Ashraf 21-15, 21-9 in the mixed doubles on Sunday.
But Egypt’s Doha Hany made it 1-1 by beating Halla Bouksani 21-17, 21-18 in the women’s singles.
Egypt’s Adham Hatem Elgamal later fought back strongly to defeat Mohamed Abderrrahime Belarbi 21-17, 17-21, 21-19 to win the men’s singles in 55 minutes.
Nour Ahmed Youssri and Doha Hany nailed the win for Egypt as they defeated Algeria’s Mounib Celia and Tanina Violette 22-20, 21-13 in the women’s doubles.
“We are very happy that we battled hard as a team to lift the title,” Elgamal told Xinhua.
The mixed team event started with nine teams, and saw Egypt defeat Uganda 3-0 in the semifinals, while Algeria stopped South Africa 3-2.
The closing ceremony was graced by the President of Badminton Confederation Africa, Michel Bau, and Chairperson of the Uganda Badminton Association, Annet Nakamya.
On October 26 starts the individual championship, a part of the All Africa Championships which are held every year and include a Team Championship (Mixed or Men & Women) and an Individual Championship.