Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Badminton in Eritrea making progress/ኤርትራ፡ ኣብ ኣህጉራዊ ዋዕላ ባድሚንቶን ተሳቲፋ

Badminton in Eritrea making progress/ኤርትራ፡ ኣብ ኣህጉራዊ ዋዕላ ባድሚንቶን ተሳቲፋ

Badminton is a very ancient sport that some argue started in China but most have concluded that it was invented in India in a version called Poona. Once the British got to learn more about it, the sport caught the attention of many in Europe. In 1887 the Bath Badminton Club in England was formed; it was replaced in 1893 by the Badminton Association of England, which codified the rules that still govern competitive play. Meanwhile, in Eritrea the sport was introduced in the 1970’s. Even though it continued to be played under a different banner by 1991 the sport continued to be played in pockets of the capital city Asmara. In 2004 the official after being organized for 5 years previously the National Badminton Federation of Eritrea was created. Since then many efforts have taken place to help build the sport as it has seen a rise in popularity. It is also to be recalled that a project known as the Shuttle Time project was successfully launched in Eritrea, in 2018 with support from the Sports Commission, the National Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Education, Eritrea Badminton Federation and Badminton Confederation of Africa in collaboration.

Eritrean athletes started to represent their country in regional competitions in men’s & women’s categories at the senior and junior levels. This week in South Africa, Eritrea was represented by Ambassajer Keleta on how to continue to make the Eritrean national programs in particular while also coming up with a strategic plan for the next 4 years. Eri-internationalsports spoke to Ambassajer from South Africa, where he was able to share with us the importance of Eritreans around the world to help support our national program as Eritrea makes strong effort to build a powerful team that can be represented at the continental level and international level including the Olympics in the near future.

ሃገራዊ ፈደረሽን ባድሚንቶን ኤርትራ፡ ኣብ ደቡብ ኣፍሪቃ ኣብ ዝተኣንገደ ኣህጉራዊ ዋዕላ ባድሚንቶን ኣፍሪቃ ምስታፉ ተሓቢሩ። ኣብቲ ኣብ መወዳእታ መዓልታት ናይ ዝሓለፈ ወርሒ ዝተጋብአ ዋዕላ፡ ኤርትራ ብመገዲ ኣምባሳጅር ቀለታ ተሳቲፋን ንሓፈሻዊ ንጥፈታት ጸወታ ባድሚንቶን ኣብ ኤርትራ ድማ መብርሂ ኣቕሪባን። ተጋባእቲ ናይ ኣርባዕተ ዓመታት ስትራተጂ ፕላን ብምጽዳቕን፡ ሃገራት ድማ ልዑል ስልጠናታት ጸወታ ባድሚንቶን ከምኡ እውን ሓገዝ ናውቲ ዝረኽባሉ ባይታ ክጣጥሓለን ኣብ ዝብሉ ዛዕባ ብምዝታይ እቲ ዋዕላ ምዝዛሙ ድሒሩ ዝበጽሓና ሓበሬታ ገሊጹ።

Contribution Ministry of Information Eritrea.


2 thoughts on “Badminton in Eritrea making progress/ኤርትራ፡ ኣብ ኣህጉራዊ ዋዕላ ባድሚንቶን ተሳቲፋ

  1. Mike you make it perfect and play a very big role in our all national sport keep it up .we will keep you intouch also we ready to help you all that you need from us thanks for your effort

    1. Thank you! We are all in this together. It’s time for Eritrea. We have a lot of great athletes in different sports and we must share their stories. Keep up the good work and I hope to see Eritrea in the olympics soon in Badminton.

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