Pictures: Curtains fall on 2022 KCCN taekwondo Youth championship as winners emerge

November 23, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The 2022 edition of a Taekwondo Youth Championship organised by the Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria (KCCN) has ended with winners emerging in various categories. The competition which held inside the basketball hall package B of Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja witnessed attendance of up to 240 young Taekwondo enthusiasts with about 60 of them being competing U15 athletes drawn Read More

Minister Dare set to inaugurate Nigeria Taekwondo, Rugby, 20 other sports federations boards

October 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development Chief Sunday Dare will on Friday October 8, 2021 inaugurate newly elected 22 sports federations boards. A press statement by the Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Youth and Sports development, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday said, “Arrangements have being concluded for the official inauguration of the newly elected Board Members of the Read More

Sports Federation elections: Delegates ‘reject’ Margaret Binga as new Nigeria Taekwondo President emerges

October 2, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The immediate past President of Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) Mrs Margaret Binga on Thursday failed to garner single vote at the end of 2021 sports federation election held in Abuja. Delegates from 22 different sports federations participated during the electoral processes, that of NTF were not left out. Binga who had served four years as NTF President after falling out Read More

Breaking – Sports federations elections: Sani Lawal, Chinazum Nwosu emerge technical, athletes reps for Taekwondo (VIDEO)

September 25, 2021 Editor 0

Veteran tactician Alhaji Sani Lawal a while ago on Saturday defeated his only opponent Osita Egwim to emerge technical representative in the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) after a rescheduled Nigeria Sports Federations Elections (NSFE). The peaceful but fiercely contested election held inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja saw Alhaji Lawal beat Egwim 19-16. While Lawal is of the Ahmadu Bello Read More

Tokyo experience ‘ll propel me for better Olympics outing ahead Paris 2024 – Anyanacho

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The only female Taekwondo Nigerian athlete, Elizabeth Anyanacho, at the just concluded 2020 Olympic Games has revealed her experience with an assurance of better times ahead of 2024 Games scheduled for Paris. She spoke to select Journalists in Abuja shortly after returning from Tokyo, Japan. Excerpts… My Taekwondo journeyI never knew what Taekwondo was but I usually watch all these Read More

Breaking: Elizabeth Anyanacho bows to highly-rated Turkish Taekwondo opponent, remains in contest for 2020 Olympics medal

July 26, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Elizabeth Anyanacho early Monday morning lost out to double Olympic Medalist and former world champion, Nur Tartar of Turkey. The duo, competing in the female -67kg, kick-started competition day three for the taekwondo event. Tartar who edged out Anyanacho 12 – 7 used her Olympic and world experience to capitalise on the inexperience of her Nigerian counterpart. With seven Read More

Chukwumerije always stand for us, deploys personal resources for Taekwondo development – Athletes, others

July 15, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The name Chukwumerije still rings bell in Nigeria’s sporting fraternity after years of dedication and purposeful impact, especially in Taekwondo by an entire family spearheaded by late father Senator Uche Chukwumerije. Of all his children, Chika Chukwumerije, an Olympian who made the country pround when he won ‘golden’ bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing has continued to sustain Read More

Anyanacho in Beirut for final Taekwondo event before Tokyo Olympics

June 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Tokyo Olympics-bound Elizabeth Anyancho is now in Lebanon to participate in the World Taekwondo G-2 ranked Beirut Open, scheduled to kickoff today at the Stade Nouhad Naufal, in Beirut, Lebanon. The ranked event is the last competitive event on the World Taekwondo calendar before the Olympic games kicks off in July. The 22-year-old Elizabeth, who is travelling with her technical Read More

Olympics: Foundation adopts Okon-George, Anyanacho

June 12, 2021 Editor 0

The African Children Talent Discovery Foundation led by Engr. Noah Dallaji has adopted Patience Okon-George in Athletics and Elizabeth Anyanacho In Taekwondo for $10,000 each. Both athletes have total sum of $20,000 to prepare ahead of Tokyo Olympics. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare while commending the African Children Talent Discovery Foundation said, “The Ministry is Read More

KCCN rolls out 2021 plans, recalls successes 10 years after

January 28, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria (KCCN) has outlined programmes for the year 2021 with utmost readiness to hit the ground running. Director of KCCN Mr. Lee Jin-Su who spoke during a press conference when all the centre’s activities for the year were rolled in Abuja said so far in his two-year reign, he has discovered how Nigerians cherished their culture Read More

Olympic-bound Anyanacho makes top 30 game changers list

August 15, 2020 Editor 0

Months after picking Olympic ticket ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Malala Fund has named the Nigerian taekwondo athlete, Elizabeth Anyanacho, as one of the 30 Game Changers of 2020. The 21-year-old became the first female Nigerian taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Games in 16 years. She secured one of two berths available in the women’s under-67-kilogramme event at the African Read More

Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria’s 10 Years History and the New Upcoming 10 Years

May 28, 2020 Lee Jin Su 0

24th May, 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria. Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria (KCCN) opened in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, to promote cooperation through the expansion of cultural exchanges between Korea and Nigeria in 2010, which was the 30th anniversary of Korea-Nigeria diplomatic relations. This year marks the 40th anniversary. There are a total of 32 Read More

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Taekwondo: Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria secure 2020 Olympic tickets

February 23, 2020 Editor 0

Six countries, including hosts Morocco and Africa’s most populous nation Nigeria, secured Olympic tickets for Tokyo 2020 Olympics on the opening day of the on-going African Qualification Tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, holding between February 22 and 23, 2020. The spread of the medals acutely reflects the difficulty and competitiveness of the Olympic qualification process, as well as spread Read More

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Taekwondo: Itiku, Esuku, Okuomose, Anyanacho, 12 others pick 2019 African Games tickets …get call-up Monday, camp opens July 5

June 30, 2019 Editor 0

After keenly contested National trials conducted by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) which ended at the weekend in Abuja, 16 taekwondo Athletes out of expected 24 have been confirmed. Those who automatically booked a place for possible feature at the games to be staged in Morocco this year were top-ranked athletes after series of taekwondo events in recent times. Incidentally, Read More

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Preparations reach advance stages as IGP Taekwondo Open kicks off July 25

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

Talks between Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) and Nigeria Police have reached advance stages ahead of 8th edition of Inspector General of Police Taekwondo Championship tagged IGP Open. Already, the glamorous sporting event which is slated for Portharcourt, Rivers state capital will kick off July 25, 2019. Speaking after a marathon meeting with representatives of NTF in Abuja, Chairperson of Nigeria Read More

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Africa fumbles at 2019 World Taekwando Championship

May 22, 2019 Editor 0

As the curtains came down on the just concluded World Taekwondo Championships, which was held in Manchester UK between 14 and 19 May, Africa found itself left out of the podium experience, as no athlete from Africa managed to win a medal in the world event dominated by Asia and Europe. Korea were overall winners with four gold medals, one Read More

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Taekwondo: Benue, Zamfara, Abia, others storm Abuja for CCSF prix series

April 26, 2019 Editor 0

It will be another set time for Taekwondo display by mainly school Athletes when the first-ever 2019 prix series gets underway on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Abuja. Already, about 50 Athletes from Benue, Zamfara, Abia, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been confirmed to be ready for the sporting fiesta put together by Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF). Speaking ahead Read More