Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF) International Taekwondo Open Championship
By Ugo Aliogo
Mali, Gabon, Togo and Congo Brazzaville have joined the list of countries confirmed for the 2nd Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF) International Taekwondo Open Championship taking place next month in Abuja.
According to organisers of the championship, 13 athletes would represent Mali, while Roland Didanga of Congo Brazzaville’s will be competing in the men 80kg category.
“We have registration from seven countries, 24 states, five universities, seven clubs, three paramilitary, Nigeria Police and 23 individuals that have entered for the tournament so far. The 281 athletes are made up of 195 male and 86 female while entries are still expected this week from participants.
Speaking on the essence of the competition, the Chief Executive Officer and the Founder of CCSF, Mr. Chika Chukwumerije, stressed that the tournament would surely help Nigerian athletes to be in good shape and compete favourably with their foreign counterparts considering the quality of equipment to be used during the championship.
According to him, “The qualities of programmes our Nigerian athletes attend determine in the long run the quality of medals we should expect from them on the global scene. Development should not have cheap price tag. That is why so much investment has gone into ensuring the tournament is pure quality in every way – both in terms of participation and organisation. A lot of work has gone in to ensure entertainment is mixed with sports and also to ensure everyone that comes enjoys the entertainment on offer tremendously.”