President of Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Margaret Binga says her Board will make more investments available for young Taekwondo athletes.
Binga disclosed this after Nigeria won four bronze medals at the ongoing Africa Youth Games in Algiers, Algeria.
Two male athletes Daniel Asuquo, Philip Osomade and female duo – Chidinma Okoro and Chidinma Nwankwo made the podium dance.
She told www.aclsports.com that she’ll use her wealth of experience to discover talents and groom them.
The Adamawa born administrator said, “I wanted to be president of the NTF because I believed that we have young and promising players who can be nurtured to stardom. There are many programmes the board has lined up for the athletes for the next three years of our tenure but we need sponsors to achieve all the programmes.”
“Investing in our young taekwondo population is our priority. It is not only the right thing to do, but the only way forward.”
Also speaking, the leader of the Nigeria Taekwondo contingent to 2018 AYG and Technical Director, Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), Engineer Chika Chukwumerije described their performance as a pointer to brighter future and sign of better times ahead.
“These young athletes need all the encouragement they desire and deserve. I’m particularly carried away because they won medals in their first international outing. I’m only concerned on what their future looks like.
“This is how it all starts. They can blossom and do Nigeria proud in many more international events including Olympic Games depending on how ready we are to nurture them to stardom.