by Ian Marshall, Editor
In the junior boys’ team event Christian Mbongia and Exauce Ngefuassa excelled, they ended the day unbeaten; conversely for colleagues Noredi Bongo and Rabby Kasota it was quite the reverse scenario.
Occupying the no.2 seeded position in the competition; they experienced a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Nigeria’s Azeez Solanke and Emmanuel Augustine Animasahun, followed by exactly the same outcome when confronting the combination formed by England’s James Smith and Costa Rica’s Alfredo Sanchez.
Both Azeez Solanke and Emmanuel Augustine Animasahun as well as James Smith and Alfredo Sanchez ended the day unbeaten and are thus guaranteed places in the semi-finals; they meet to decide first position in the group.
Meanwhile, in the corresponding group, in addition to Christian Mbongia and Exauce Ngefuassa, there was success for the host nation. Augustine Baidoo and Samuel Hagan ended the day with an unblemished record. Likewise both outfits have semi-final places reserved; they confront each other to determine top spot.
Two groups in the initial stage of the junior boys’ team competition, in the counterpart cadet boys’ team event it was three groups.
Unbeaten performances, Saudi Arabia’s Salem Alsuwailem and Khalid Alshareif duly secured first position in their group, as did India’s Arnav Manoj Karnavar ans Mainak Nistala. Similarly, impressive throughout the day, it was top spot for Nigeria’s Taiwo Mati and Jamiu Ayanwale.
Play in both the junior boys’ team and cadet boys’ team concludes on Friday 2nd April.