Nigeria won three medals at the recently concluded 2021 UFAK Junior and Senior Nations Championship in Cairo, Egypt.
Multiple national champion, Rita Ogene won Nigeria’s only gold medal in the women’s -64kg event while Christabel Daniel (-53kg) and national champion, Joseph Omu (+ 84kg) won bronze medals in the categories women and men.
Nigeria Karate Federation President Hon. Silas Agara praised the athletes for doing their best at the African Championship.
He said the winning mentality of the athletes means the national team is set to conquer the international championship next year.
Hon Agara said, âI am happy that the athletes performed well at the UFAK Championship in Egypt. We went with 7 athletes and we won 3 medals; it is an indication that Nigeria has athletes who can make the nation proud.
“The athletes camped for over a month before attending the championship and I am optimistic that with the proper preparations Nigeria will excel in various international championships next year.”
The former deputy governor of Nasarawa state revealed that the Federation is implementing measures for the integration of young athletes into the national team.
He added that in addition to the National Youth Games, the Federation will organize various local championships across the country.
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