NTF president, Saidu-Baba vows to improve Nigerian Taekwondo

By Jide Olusola

Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) president, Abdullahi Saidu-Baba, has declared his desire to improve the fortunes of the sport in Nigeria.

He stated this with Journalists during the International Kuikiwon Seminar and Dan Testing at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja that the events will allow the Federation to get ready for important international tournaments.

He said, “Taekwondo has two forms of the sport, Kyrougi, which is fighting, and Poomsae, which is forms and patterns, and they are all scoring events, and there are world championship medal events in both events, which makes it very important for us as a federation to train our athletes so that as they compete in Kyrougi, we should be able to do the same in Poomsae, so for us, we are ensuring that the basics of the sport are addressed.

“Let me tell you that the good thing about this training is that our athletes are now understanding that it’s not normal to claim that you’re a coach, but that they need to go through the rigorous testing, and when you get such a certification as a Dan Certification Holder, it’s a world recognize certification, and I’m so happy with the class of the young ones here; our future is so bright for the game.”



Taekwondo Federation International Kuikiwon Seminar and Dan Testing was concluded at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.






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