KAMPALA, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- South Africa are in the lead in the team event as the 2014 All Africa U-15 Badminton Championship entered Day 2 in Kampala, Uganda on Wednesday.
The South African team led by Thomas Mabusela and Jane Scholtz struggled to beat Zambia 3-2 on Wednesday to keep their un-beaten run. They have also stopped Mauritius 3-2, humbled Uganda's A team 4-1, and picked a 5-0 win over the Uganda B team.
The Mauritius team that only lost to South Africa are in second place and destined to make it to the final on Thursday.
Hosts Uganda who fielded two teams have not performed well.
"These are young and not much exposed players. But they will improve slowly by slowly," said one of the Ugandan coaches Annet Nakamya.
The event taking place at the Lugogo MTN Arena has attracted teams from Uganda, South Africa, Mauritius, Zambia and Kenya.
Uganda badminton CEO Simon Mugabi said the fear of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa forced some countries to drop the competition. He revealed that Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Seychelles, Algeria, Sierra Leone decided not to take part in the tourney for fear of Ebola.