Mauritius get a Fleet boost

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Fleet serve an extra boost for Mauritius

The Mauritius women’s badminton team received an extra boost ahead of the 2018 Uber Cup Finals in Bangkok, Thailand on May 20-27.

This was made possible by well known sports equipment brand, Fleet International Holdings Sdn Bhd, who stepped forward to sponsor RM120,000 worth of sporting equipments.

Mauritius head coach, K.Yogendran, noted the maiden sponsorship deal will indeed motivate the players to give their best.

“Previously, Mauritius had never had a sponsor. This is the first time. Through this sponsorship, Fleet have boosted the confidence of the players, who are raring to go in Bangkok,” said Yogendran.

Mauritius, secured their place in the Uber Cup after winning the All Africa Women’s Team Championship in Algeria, and have been drawn in Group C along with South Korea, Denmark and Russia.

According to Yogendran, the Mauritius team have been training in Malaysia since May 10, and will leave for Bangkok, this Thursday.

“The players are ready and I hope they will give their best. This is the second time the team have made it to the Uber Cup after winning the All Africa Women’s Team Championship. It’s a huge achievement.

“For this year’s campaign, we could only field our backup players, as our regulars are tied with work commitment and studies. Looking at the draw, it won’t be easy for us as we are up against South Korea, Denmark and Russia.

“Having said that, I am still pleased with the draw, because it allows these young players to gain valuable experience on the international stage, added Yogendran.

Meanwhile, Fleet International Holdings Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Teo Tong Wah, expressed his joy at being able to work with the Mauritius team, who have won the All Africa Women’s Team Championship twice.

“We are proud to sponsor the Mauritius women’s team. It’s a positive working relationship because we get to help promote badminton at a global level.

“I hope the players will give their best throughout the competition, to get the best results,” said Tong Wah.

MAURITIUS UBER CUP SQUAD

1. Kate Foo Kune

2. Kobita Dookhee

3. Aurelia Allet

4. Ganesha Mungrah

5. Jemimah Leung

Head coach: K.Yogendran

Group C

Korea

Denmark

Russia

Mauritius