by Mark Bassey
On the opening day of the Nigeria International Badminton Championships (NIBC) in Abuja, the organisers were embarrassed as power went off and was not restored.
The incident occured on Thursday, 23 October, at the Gymnasium Hall at Package B of the National Stadium Complex.
The championships’ preliminary round, which saw the Nigerian team competing against each other for a spot in the championships proper, had barely begun before it was disrupted by power outage.
Attempts to restore the electricity proved futile, and the competition’s Day One had to come to an abrupt end, with officials calling for a postponement of proceedings.
The preliminary round is expected to resume today, Friday, 24 October.
Besides Nigeria, Egypt, Uganda, Czech Republic, Switzerland and France, are also taking part in the championships
The championships which is in its third edition is being organised by the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) in collaboration with the Badminton World Federation (BWF).