Lagos - The Nigerian Judo Federation (NJF) says it intends
to exceed the National Sports Commission’s expectations and claim at least five
gold medals at the All-Africa Games.
Musa Oshodi, President of the NJF, told the News Agency of
Nigeria that the quality of judoka in the national team gave him confidence.
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“The National Sports Commission gave us a three gold-medal
target, but our target is beyond five to six gold medals,” he said.
“I am saying this because of the calibre of judokas we have
on ground and the various programmes we have in mind.”
The NJF held open trials for the national team in Abuja on
Saturday. The best two judoka from each division will attend a national camp in
the coming weeks before the squad is selected.
Once the national team has been chosen, they will visit Ghana
and Togo to compete and warm up for the All Africa Games, which take place in
Brazzaville, Congo in September.For
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