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African Games: Africa champions lead taekwondo team to Morocco

Defending African Champion, Uzoamaka Otuadinma and, Commonwealth Gold Medallists duo of Shola Olowookere and Josephine Esuku top the final list of Team Nigeria to represent the country at the Taekwondo event of the forthcoming All African Games, scheduled to hold in Rabat, Morocco between 19 and 29 August 2019.

African Games: Africa champions lead taekwondo team to Morocco
Team Nigeria in the Taekwondo event pose for a group picture before departing for the Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco

Other top male athletes that made the final list are Arinola Abdullateef [male fin -54kg], Abdulfathi Sanusi [male fly -58kg], Ifeoluwa Ajayi [male bantam -63kg], Bright Paul Kolade [male light -74kg], Peter Itiku [male welter -80kg], Sunday Onofe [male middle -87kg], and Benjamin Okuomose [male heavy +87kg].

Other top female athletes that made the final list are Sekinat Adebayo [female fly -49kg], Chinazum Nwosu [female bantam -53kg], Helen Okoko [female feather -57kg], Vivian Ndu [female light -62kg], Elizabeth Anyanacho [female welter -67kg], Uzoamaka Otuadinma [female middle -73kg] and Chiamaka Onumonu [female heavy +73kg].

The team, who will be coached by World Taekwondo Kyung Hee University South Korea Trained International Coaches, Sani Lawal, and John Victor, will begin hostilities on August 21 at the Résidence Ziraoui venue between 20 and 23 August 2019.

The men’s team will be captained by All African Games Veteran, Sunday Onofe, who will be competing in the male middleweight -87kg category. The female teal will be captained by All African Games Veteran, Chinazum Nwosu, who will be competing in the female bantamweight -53kg category.

Head of Team Meeting and drawing of lots is expected to take place on 20th August 2019 while the three-day hostilities will begin on 21 August.

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