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Badminton: Adesokan, Krobapor rise in global ranking

*Egyptians still lead African male ranking

Dorcas Adesokan of Ogun state and Clement Krobapor of the NSCDC  moved up in the latest world rankings released by the Badminton world federation.

In the women’s category two Nigerians made the top 10 in Africa with Dorcas Adesokan retaining her crown as the queen of Africa. Dorcas moved up two places from 108th position in the world to 106th with a point of 13,904. Hadia Hosny of Egypt is second in Africa in 119th position and Uganda’s Aisha Nakiyemba in 123rd position and  third in Africa.

Menna Eltanany of Egypt is in fourth position and 153rd in the World while another Nigerian Grace Gabriel is 5th in Africa and 157th in the World. Other Nigerian players outside the top 10 in Africa include Zainab Mommoh in 286th in the World, Uchechukwu Deborah Ukeh 348th, Ramatu Yakubu 361st, Patricia Akpusugh  423rd, Faridah Umar 447th,the trio of Ruth Aiyenugba,Imelda Akwaow and Naomi Tanko  are ranked 500th in the World while Tosin Damilola Atolagbe is in  591st position.

In the Men’s category, Clément Krobapor of the NSCDC retained his third position in Africa despite moving up three places in the latest World rankings. Clement is now ranked 207th in the World behind Egyptian’s Ahmed Salah who is 153rd in the World and first in Africa, Adham Hatem Elgamal is second in Africa and 155th in the World while Nigeria’s Clement Krobapor is third and 207th in the World.

Habeeb Bello is sixth in Africa and 266th in the World while Lagos state Badminton Player Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori is 9th in Africa ,288th in the World.

Other Nigerians outside Africa top 10 include  Usman Ayo Isaq 401st in the World, Enejo Abah 440th, Sola Abiodun 462nd, Femi Bioku 507th, while the trio of Moses Babatunde, Kayode Abubakar Mope and Mustapha Muhammed are ranked 555th in the World.

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