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,’’
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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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