Abuja - The Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF) will host a national under-17 tournament in September as a dry run for the 2014 Judo World Junior Championships.
The West African country will be sending a team to the World Junior Championships in the United States in October and the federation has decided to organise a tournament at the Nigeria Civil Defence Game Village, Abuja, from September 11-13 to prepare the team.
"We are organising this competition to prepare our athletes for the upcoming World Judo Championships in the US and other international competitions ahead," Sulieman Damisa, a board member of the federation, told the News Agency of Nigeria.
"We will select the best ones who can do the country proud and guarantee medals for us. We promise not to disappoint the country.
"Early preparation prevents poor performance; we do not want to leave any stone unturned before we go for the championships."
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