The Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) has concluded its first preparation camp towards the 2019 All African Games and 2020 Olympics.
The Technical Director Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Chika Chukwumerije commended the athletes for their cooperative, committed, passionate and professional during the camping at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna state.
Chukwumerije disclosed to aclsports.com that the technical crew of the NTF brought very high level quality instruction and coaching to the program.
“After 10 days, 46 Athletes, 23 Training Sessions comprising of a total of 57 Hours, the NTF can safely declare its first preparation camp towards the 2019 All African Games and 2020 Olympics as highly successful. This is the first of four national training camps planned for 2018”, he said.
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“We thank all the athletes, who were very cooperative, committed, passionate and professional during the camp. We thank the coaching and technical crew who brought very high level quality instruction and coaching to the program”.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics Bronze medallist said, “We thank all the media who created good awareness for the program. We thank the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, and all the staff of the University, who were incredibly gracious to the team throughout our stay at the University.
Three-time Olympian said the federation is moving to Osogbo, Osun state for a national basic coaching workshop from February 19th to 20th, 2017 is aimed at empowering Taekwondo Coaches in the zone, as well as to inspire the coaches to assist the Federation in scouting and discovering talents at grassroots level.
“We are trying our best to develop Taekwondo in the country and I’m glad it has all been positive. Taekwondo improves physical conditioning and helps individuals become more confident, controlled, disciplined and respectful”, he said.