Binga in Russia for referee selection ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Binga in Russia for referee selection ahead of Tokyo Olympics

President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), Margaret Binga will later on Monday join other global-ranked Referees from Europe and Africa to complete a four-day selection and training programme put together ahead of 2020 Olympic Games.

The event which is holding in Moscow, Russia with 100 invited Referees (30 from Africa and 70 from Europe) is organised by the World Taekwondo body.

Binga (a class two international referee) is only Nigerian who was invited and is taking part at the clinic.

If eventually selected, Binga will be among Referees expected to officiate at next year’s Olympic Games.

Apart from Olympics, Binga, a two-time African champion had featured at World Taekwondo Championship and Grand Prix Series.

The ongoing training programme was scheduled to bring together international referees from various continents in all parts of the world at various proposed dates.

While Africa and Europe participants are fixed for 1st to 4th March, 2019, Panama counterparts are scheduled for 6th to 8th April, 2019 in Mexico.

Asia and Oceania Referees are to converge 18th to 21st April, 2019 in China.

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