Ahead of the Algiers 2018 Africa Youth Games the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation have invited undefeated Eiljah Agada of Benue state and Chidinma Nwankwo of Ebonyi State to the National Youth Training Camp.
According to the office of the NTF, the National Youth Training Camp is scheduled to commence in FCT, Abuja on Monday.
The invited athletes, made up of ten male and ten female athletes, emerging victorious during the recently concluded 1st National Junior Taekwondo Championships, which held at the National Stadium Indoor Gymnasium FCT, Abuja between May 16th to 17th 2018.
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 to the National Camp in the Male -44kg, alongside his teammate Aguda Solomon in the Male -46kg.
Double youth champion, Chidinma Nwankwo of Ebonyi State, who dominated the Female -49kg, and talented Bukola Ogunnusi of Taraba who won the Female combined +63kg category.
Promising athlete, Q-Madi’s Wisdom Efosa also got an invite to camp.
Delta state, who emerged all overall winners at the event, had six of their athletes called to camp; 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).
Also invited were Mfon Asuquo of Akwa Ibom, 2017 Youth Vice-Champion and Gold medallist in the Male -59kg of the 2018 Inaugural Youth Taekwondo Championships; Muhammad Abdullahi of Nasarawa who won in the Male -55kg.
Other athletes that made the list include: FCT’s Chukwudi Daniel (Male -78kg) and Helen Okoko (Female -57kg); Borno’s Umar Muhammed Jidda; Lagos Oyabanji Olapeju, Bayelsa’s Happiness Adirimo, Abia’s Kelechi Ezekwe and Chidiebere Uzoamaka.
The athletes, who will be coached by former African and Commonwealth Games Champion, Jamilu Mohammed of Kano are expected to report to camp on Monday.
The camp is expected to run until the team departs for Algiers, Algeria in July.