Taekwondo: 20 Athletes Invited To Camp For African Youth Games
Ahead of the Algiers 2018 African Youth Games, the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation has invited 20 youth athletes to the National Youth Training Camp, which would commence in Abuja on Sunday.
The Technical Director of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Chika Chukwumerije, said the invited athletes; 10 male and 10 female all distinguished themselves at the maiden National Junior Taekwondo Championships held recently.
A breakdown shows Delta state, after emerging overall winners at the last Junior championships, had six of their athletes called to camp.
They are: Ochulor Prince [Male -51kg], Osomade Philip [Male -68kg]. Okoye Marshal [Male -73kg], Peter Blessing [Female], Ugwu O. Success [Female] and Barnax Benita Ebere [Female -63kg].
According to the federation, Benue boy wonder, Agada Eljah Agada, who has dominated every weight category he has competed in since he was four years old also earned a debut invitation.
He will compete in the Male -44kg, alongside his teammate Aguda Solomon in the Male -46kg.
Other athletes that made the list include: FCT’s Chukwudi Daniel [Male -78kg] and Helen Okoko [Female -57kg]; Borno’s Umar Muhammed Jidda; Q-Madi’s Wisdom Efosa Samuel; Lagos Oyabanji Olapeju, Bayelsa’s Happiness Adirimo, Abia’s Kelechi Ezekwe and Chidiebere Uzoamaka.
The athletes will be coached by former African and Commonwealth Games Champion, Jamilu Mohammed and are expected to report to camp immediately.
The camp is remains open until the team departs for Algiers, Algeria in July.