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25 athletes for Chukwumerije taekwondo workshop

12 May 2016, 13:04

Abuja - No fewer than 25 athletes will participate in the 6th Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF) taekwondo training workshop for under-20 slated to hold in Abuja.

Founder of CCSF, Chika Chukwumerije told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the workshop designed to impart taekwondo knowledge on the athletes would hold between Wednesday, May 11 and Sunday, May 15.

He said that the six geopolitical zones of the country would have three participants each.

“The three persons coming from each zone must be two male and one female and must come from three different states in the zone; among the three persons, one must be in the university.

“We will have about 12 female participants because there is dearth of female athletes in our sports and if I am paying attention to education, then the workshop should be for those in school.

“Twelve of these participants will come from the Government Secondary Schools that we are already working with to develop taekwondo,’’ Chukwumerije said.

Also read: Five taekwondo athletes begin training in Abuja for Olympic qualifiers

According to him, seven resource persons would be in attendance for the workshop, designed to impart taekwondo knowledge on the participants, who in turn would pass on to the athletes in their zones.

He listed the resource persons as the Vice President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) Margret Binga, a taekwondo National Coach Abdul-Malik Mohammed and Abu Muhammed, Taekwondo Head Coach, Federal University of Technology Akure.

Others are Michael Ugboko, an international taekwondo coach, Nicholas Olowo, a professional Guidance Councillor, John Victor, a Taekwondo National Coach as well as Sani Lawal, an international taekwondo coach.

Chukwumerije also said that medical professionals from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) would talk to the participants on doping and how to take care of the body.

The Olympian further said that participants would also be treated to recreational activities.


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