At the African badminton championship team event in Port Harcourt, the Nigerian team had a good start and defeated South Africa 5-0. Egypt was also like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which won 5-0, and winning was unilateral.
Mauritius also defeated the Republic of Benin 5-0 and Algeria scored the same as Togo. Cote d'Ivoire also dropped to 0-5 in Ghana. In the early hours of the lottery, Nigeria came in Group D with Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The countries in Group A are Egypt, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Group B includes Mauritius, Zambia and Benin, while Algeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast are in Group C. The top four events form four groups.