Nigerian athletes set for Korean Ambassador Championship

About 300 Nigerian athletes will feature at the 7th Korean Ambassador Taekwondo Championship holding from December 7-10, 2016 in Lagos.

This Championship which is powered by the Korean Embassy in Nigeria will partner with the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF).

President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation and Vice president of the commonwealth Taekwondo Federation, George Ashiru said the championship will feature all the eight weight categories for men and women as approved by the world Taekwondo Federation as well as the men and women poomsae events.

He said the tournament is not only unique but timely as it will help the NTF to know the current champions in various weight categories. “Besides, the KATC will also help to keep the athletes busy and up to date since organizers are reverting to the open individual weights format that creates opportunities for both the elite and the emerging talents to show case their skills and vie for National status “, Ashiru noted.

States wishing to be part of the exercise have been advised to forward their entries to the secretariat of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, National Stadium Surulere, Lagos before the close of registration with evidence of an approved Dan and NTF license.

States are to cater for the feeding and the transportation of their athletes to and fro Lagos as well as other logistics even as payment of affiliation fee is also one of the criteria for participation.



Aisha JM