By UCHE SAMSON
Hard fighting Aminu Malali has emerged champion of the 2015 edition of the KSMC Kada Webs Badminton tournament, decided on Sunday at the Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC) Badminton Courts.
Malali came from behind 5-14 to win the third set 30-28 after first both sets were equally won between him and his opponent Lawal Musa (Lar).
In the doubles’ final, the pair of Dantani Mohammed and Abubakar beat Idris Kaduna and Abdulganiyu by two straight sets.
In an interview, coach of the Kada Webs Badminton Club, Shehu Abdullahi (Skippo) who is the Sports Editor of KSMC Radio, explained that though this was the first edition, he was impressed by the standard of skills displayed.
He said that the 2016 edition of the tournament which is billed for later this year is expected to be bigger and better orgarnised.
Speaking further, he praised the Managing Director of KSMC for his tremendous contributions,that ensured a successful event.
The event also witnessed the presentation of five awards to individuals that have contributed to sports development in Kaduna State.
The recipients are Zonal Director, FRCN Kaduna, Alhaji Abba Zayan Abba, Ahaji Mohamed Sodangi, Alhaji Ahmed Isa of the Brekete Family, Mr. Daniel Wadson, CEO Wadson Stores and Marafan Gonin-Gora, Alhaji Kabiru A. Danladi.
Sixteen players featured in the all male tournament, which was supported by Raudah Water.