The President of the Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC), Engr Habu Gumel and the Executive Board congratulates Mrs Obiageli Solaja and the Badminton Federation of Nigeria for the 2019 African Women in Badminton Award.
Oby Solaja, an Olympian, a seven-time African Women’s champion and 10-time Nigeria national champion was honored for her outstanding contribution to the development of badminton in Nigeria and by extension in Africa.
Her enormous contributions to the success of the 2019 All Africa Senior Championships held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in April, 2019 was given as one of the reasons for her choice as an awardee.
According to the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engr Habu Gumel, this is what they have been clamouring for as a board to celebrate success and outstanding achievements of their administrators, athletes both former and current and to all the stakeholders, so that the Nigeria flag will always be hoisted in the committee of sporting nations.
Story by: NCN Sports Editor, Ugochukwu Okeiyi