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Two good wins for SA badminton in Botswana
- Updated: April 25, 2014
Our badminton team continue to show fine form at the African Championships in Lobatse, Botswana, writes Mark Etheridge.
Thursday’s action saw the team winning both their Group A match-ups against Botswana and the Seychelles.
The morning play saw South Africa showing no mercy against the host nation, winning 5-0 and even Botswana’s No1, Gaone Tawana stood no chance against the powerful Malaysia based Jacob Maliekal.
The afternoon game saw the South Africans notching up another 5-0 win against Seychelles although to be fair to the island nation three of the matches went as far as the deciding game.
This match went down to the wire before the SA combo came through 22-20 13-21 22-20.
Talented Elme de Villiers, pictured right, took on Alisen Camille and won 21-10┬á 21-9.
On the other hand, Alisen Camille was no match for the talented Elme De Villiers (left), the South African won the match 21-10 and 21-9. De Villiers told BCA News: ÔÇ£I twisted my ankle yesterday in training, but it was not that bad. Alisen was not moving a lot and we had very few rallies in the match.ÔÇØ
Competition continues on Friday with the last matches of the group stage. As things stand it seems like South Africa and Seychelles will go through to the semi-final stages.