Anambra State was the dominant force as the South Eastern teams gathered for a badminton contest.
Team Anambra topped, winning a total of 10 medals comprising of 3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze.
They were followed by the host state, Enugu which had 2 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals. Abia State came third with 2 gold 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.
None of the teams went back blank as all featured on the medals table. Ebonyi placed fourth with 2 gold and 7 bronze medals while Imo had 1gold and 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.
The excitement on the players was palpable. Most were having competitive outing for the first time. Never be- fore had a badminton contest held for the five-state region Great thanks for the initiative of the leading sports bet- ting firm, Bet9ja. So for the first time ever, players of the five eastern states of Nigeria gathered for a badminton tournament.
For three days, the championship featured contests among seniors and U20 male and female players as well as among veterans.
The event which held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, the project was the brain child of Obiageli Edoga Solaja, the South East representative on the board of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN).
Edoga, a former Badminton Confederation of Africa winner of the African Woman in Badminton Award for 2019 and Nigeria’s first badminton player at the Olympic Games.