Former German Open champions Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin decided to put their differences aside to renew their partnership.

The pair split up earlier this year after Izzuddin cited a “lack of connection” following their spate of early exits in tournaments.

But with Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Norza Zakaria playing mediator, the two decided to give their partnership another shot.

“The pair revealed their intention to resume their partnership and the heart-to-heart discussion reignited a fire within them both. So it is confirmed, they will reunite,” read a BAM statement.

Goh-Izzuddin are currently ranked 32nd in the world rankings, and will have to make it into the top eight world rankings if they intend to make it to next year’s Paris Olympics.

Even if they do, they must displace either Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik (third) or Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi (seventh) to make it to Paris.

Goh-Izzuddin had partnered with each other for eight years and achieved a career high last year.

Besides winning the German Open where they showed great chemistry as Goh covered for an injured Izzuddin in the final to seal the amazing win, the pair also finished second at the Swiss Open and won bronze at the Asian Championships.

After the split, Goh was paired with Choong Hon Jian and finished second at the Thailand International.

Izzudin teamed up with Mohammad Haikal and went on to win the Malaysia International.

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