National Taekwondo Champion, Ifeoluwa Ajayi says he wants to become an African Champion and dominate his weight class in 2020.
Ifeoluwa Ajayi won gold in the men’s -63kg at the recently concluded Best of Best and emerged the Most Valuable Player in Abuja.
The 2019 Nigeria International Open champion told www.aclsports.com that he will love to attend all the International tournaments next year.
He said, “There are loads of national and international tournaments next year and my aim is to become an African Champion as well as an Olympic medallist.
“The only way I can achieve this is to attend several tournaments and get more exposure. I hope I can access funds in order to travel around the world”.
Comment on his feat at the Best of Best, Ajayi said, “I am very excited emerging champion and I feel I have trained very hard for it. This calls for more work for me and I need to double my training if I want to remain top”.
Ajayi told www.aclsports.com that the recent ranking released by the World Taekwondo is as a result of consistency and hard work.
He said, “The ranking means a lot to me because it is part of my motivation. The latest ranking is also an indication that I can become the number one athlete in my category with hard work and consistency in competition”.
Ajayi revealed the challenges he encountered in 2019.
He said, “At the 2019 African Games in Morocco, I was denied a chance of getting to the medal table just because I could not make my opponent commit a foul. Same thing happened at the World Taekwondo President Cup. These encounters have taught me to put in full concentration in any bout I find myself”.