Eight countries have indicated interest to participate in the upcoming Nigeria Taekwondo International Open, the Technical Director, Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Engineer Chika Chukwumerije said.
The Nigeria International Open is scheduled from 8th to 10th February, 2019 at the Velodrome Package A, National Stadium, Abuja.
Chukwumerije told www.aclsports.com that DR Congo, USA, Togo, Niger Republic, Cameroon, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria have officially registered for the open.
He said, “So far, 55 athletes from Nigeria, USA, DR Congo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo and Cameroon have completed their online registration.
“There are 53 pending offline registrations from Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Benin Republic, Mali, Tunisia”.
He further said, “Togo registered two athletes while Niger Republic signals the intention by registering eight athletes for the 2019 Nigeria Taekwondo International Open”
Chukwumerije recalled that Niger Republic won many laurels in the 1st Edition, including the Best Team Trophy.
He said the registration deadline was shifted to 29th January 2018 to allow athletes who have registered offline to complete their online registration on the World Taekwondo Registration Portal.