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Abuja to host 2017 National Taekwondo Open



Rising from its inaugural board meeting, the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation has picked Abuja as the host of the 2017 National Open Championships holding in December.

The meeting, which held at the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) board on Tuesday, was attended by President, Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Binga, the Secretary-General, Mr Taiwo Oriss and seven board members.

The eight-hour long meeting had at the top of its agenda, the Federation’s constitution draft and the NTF calendar for 2017 & 2018.

The approved NTF calendar signaled the ambitious resolve of the new administration, under the leadership of its first female President, Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Binga, to keep its practitioners engaged.

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The headliner event for 2017 will be the Nigeria Open, scheduled to hold 6 – 9 December 2017 at FCT Abuja, which will be organized alongside with a National Referee Course.

The tournament will be the first ever taekwondo tournament wholly owned by the Federation, with the NTF planning to secure World Taekwondo ranking status for the event in 2018.

Speaking at the end of the meeting, the President who is a two-time African Champion expressed satisfaction at the eight-hour deliberation exercise.

“We are eager to serve and this board meeting was an open book into the intent of this administration to confront and embrace the challenges head long. We will work hard to find and provide solutions that would develop and improve our sport,” she said.


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