SportsDay
SPORTS NEWS

Chukwumerije Explains Shift In Nigeria Taekwondo Open

Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) technical director, Chika Chukwumerije has revealed that the body decided to have a shift in date for the international competition due to their strong desire of allowing more competitors from the country take part.

Chukwumerije stressed that it was not as much as matter of standard and quality, as a case of looking inwards to what Nigeria and its athletes stand to gain from the competition and in its aftermath.

The Beijing Olympics bronze medalist said the NTF opted for a new date in February for the Nigeria Taeekwondo Open to enable the country benefit from results in the competition.

Chukwumerije explained: “Had the tournament gone ahead few Nigerian athletes would have made it; which would not be nice for us as the host nation.

“However, we are optimistic that more athletes will get their registration done before the new date in February 2019.”

 

Related posts

Chukwueze Reveals How Watching Okocha Inspired Him

SD Reporter

Sadiq Umar: I Was Humiliated At Glasgow Rangers

SD Reporter

Adekuoroye Grateful Over Wrestling Championship Gold

SD Reporter

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More