Nigeria Badminton star Anuoluwapo Opeyori has expressed his disappointment with his shocked exit from the ongoing Badminton Classics in Lagos.
After a decent outing in the quarter-final, Opeyori suffered a surprise defeat to Somi Romdhani in a straight set.
“It was sad to lose in two sets (24-22, 21-13) to UAE’s Somi Romdhani in front of my home fans.
“He was lucky I must say, but I’m excited that I took part in the Classics.
“I aimed to win it, but overall it was a good outing for me because my cumulative points increased as I recorded about 2,200 points at this event.
“My quarter-final feat has also boosted my chances of qualifying for the Olympics as well. So, I’m really happy that this is happening, regardless of the defeat.
“It’s a starting point for me achieving my dream of performing well at the Olympics because I’m preparing well and I hope that I surpass my debut outing at the Paris 2024 Olympics,”