By Tony Ubani
OVERWHELMED by the qualification of Chika Chukwumerije and Isa Mohammed Adam for the London 2012 Olympics, the National Sports Commission Director General, Dr Patrick Ekeji has approved a training tour of South Korea for the duo to sharpen their skills for the summer Olympics.
Chukwumerije and Adam would be gunning for glory in the Taekwondo event of the Olympics after picking their tickets in the qualifiers in Cairo, Egypt. Chukwumerije, a bronze medalist at the Beijing Olympics suffered a fracture on his nose and has been moved over to a London Hospital where the NSC would be picking the bills.
President of the Taekwondo Federation of Nigeria, Dr Jonathan Nnaji confirmed yesterday that the NSC has approved a tour of South Korea for the two potential medalists at the Olympics.
“Dr Ekeji has given his express permission for the Taekwondoists to train in South Korea, the home of Taekwondo. It is indeed a good omen for us because they are going to train at the birth-place of Taekwondo. This is a clear indication of how serious we are preparing for the Games.
The DG is doing everything possible to see that they get the best. He has been most supportive and I know that these athletes will bring glory to their fatherland at the Olympics”, Nnaji who is also the first Vice President of Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, said.