NIGERIA’S capital, Abuja will as from
tomorrow witness influx of Taekwondo
athletes from all part of the country for
the first ever Prix Series put together
by Chika Chukwumerije Sports
Foundation, CCSF.
The event sanctioned by FCT
Taekwondo Association and scheduled
for this weekend inside Old Parade
Ground is expected to at most 60
Athletes from various states of the
federation.
As at the time of filling this report,
states like Kano, Kaduna, Nasarawa,
Plateau, Niger among others have
registered their athletes and are battle
ready.
Disclosing this to Nigerian Pilot
Sports, Chief Executive Officer of CCSF,Chika Chukwumerije maintained
that a two-day training programmes
which began yesterday was designed
for Taekwondo Referees, Coaches and
Athletes.
Chukwumerije who was in Las Vegas
last to obtain an upgraded coaching
license last month explained that the
training sessions was aimed at arming
participants with latest fighting rules
from World Taekwondo Federation,
WTF.
Fresh from Tehran in Iran, only
Female renowned Taekwondo Referee
in Nigeria Mrs Margaret Elizabeth
Binga who only returned days ago after
undergoing weeks of intensive trainings
on latest officiating rules from WTF
will anchor the programme alongside
Chukwumerije.
Chukwumerije further told our
Correspondent that the event
was equally targeted at boosting
knowledge of Nigerian Taekwondo
officials and Athletes ahead of future
international competitions where
new rules would apply.
“We don’t need to be left behind.
Again we can’t wait for anybody
because a lot is required of us. Our
Athletes need to know and practice
or fight in a more improved way,” He
added.
During the competition on Saturday,
Gold Medalists at Korea Taekwondo
Cup, Elizabeth Anyanacho and Peter
Itiku together with Bronze medalists
Darius Danlami, Ismaili Mohammed
amongst other Athletes, both male
and female will battle it out in the
-49kg, -57kg, -58kg, -68kg, +80kg,
+67kg categories.


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