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CCSF Set to Unearth New Taekwondo Stars for Nigeria


150 athletes are set to compete for glory at the Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF) Taekwondo Prix Series II starting on Friday June 9 at the Old Parade Ground in Abuja.

The two-day championships has become breeding ground for future stars.

According to the CEO of CCSF, Chika Chukwumerije, “The event is for upcoming athletes only. National athletes and athletes who have been to the National camp are not eligible to participate. Since the tournament is using the latest World Taekwondo Federation rules and the upgraded Daedo software, it gives the upcoming athletes great exposure and an advantage in their careers.”

The Athletes are drawn from 11 states - Niger, Benue, Plateau, Lagos, Edo, Kano, Kebbi, Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Sokoto and Cross River as well as host– Federal Capital Territory (FCT),Abuja.

“This is the first time an active online registration portal is used to register for a Taekwondo event in Nigeria. We must use technology to catch up with the rest of the world. This process made it cheaper, faster and more effective for persons to register,” the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games medallist added.

In the breakdown of participants, 150 competitors comprising 28 teams with 53 Adults, 26 juniors, seven cadets and 63 kiddies will jostle for honours. The list is comprised of 103 Male and 51 Females.