Second Marvico Badminton Championship ends on Monday
Following the conclusion of the semifinal matches on December 23, Obazu Autonomous Community in Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Council of Imo State will come alive on Monday when the final matches of the Second Marvico Badminton Championship hold in the community’s badminton court.
Blade Onozie will tackle Chukwuebuka Ezekwe for the title in the men’s singles final.On his way to the final, Onozie outclassed Uche Anusiem, 21-19, 21-16, 21-11 in one of the two semi-final matches, while the second semifinal between Chukwuebuka Ezekwe and Gift Achimike ended 21-13, 21-14 in favour of Ezekwe.
In the women’s singles category, sensational Joy Nwaiwu, who defeated Happiness Onyegbule 21-11 and 21-5 in the semifinals, will be up against her doubles partner, Favour Chieke in the women singles final. Favour defeated hard-fighting Nmesoma Onunwa 21-19, 21-15 in a game that could have gone either way.
Excited on the development, championship sponsor and CEO of MARVICO Group of Companies, Chief Nnamdi Iroegbu, who has since relocated to Obazu Autonomous Community for proper assessment of the championship, said he was happy to keep youths of Obazu positively engaged this festive period and expressed satisfaction on the standard of play, which he described as nothing but masterclass.
Meanwhile, the duo of Gift Achimike and Chukwuebuka will battle the pair of Blade Onozie and Ifeanyi Nwaiwu in the men’s doubles final, while the women’s doubles final is between the duo of Joy Nwaiwu/Favour Chieke and the pair of Nmesoma Onunwa and Rachael Onyegbule.Joy and Favour beat Akumade Gift and Onyinyechi Anusiem 21-9, 21-9 in the semi-finals, while Nmesoma/Rachael stopped Amarachi Nwaneri and Peculiar Chieke, 21-9, 21-5 to book their final ticket.In one of the men’s doubles semi-final matches, Ezekwe/Achimike beat Obonna/Chimezie 21-14, 21-8 and 23-22.