Oshodi charges judo federation to be objective in selection


MUSA Oshodi, a former Vice-President of the Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF), on Monday advised the body to be objective in selecting athletes that would represent the country at the forthcoming Africa Games.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 12th Africa Games will hold from Aug. 19 to Aug. 31 in Rabat, Morocco.

Oshodi told NAN that the just-concluded trials organised by the federation should guide the technical team on the calibre of judokas that should be invited to camp ahead of the Games.

NAN reports that the federation held a national trials which held from June 7 to June 9 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

“The federation should be objective about the athletes that will be in camp and also ensure that the athletes are handled by competent coaches.

“The period between now and the Games should be used to fine-tune the athletes with the aim to enhance their performance for the competition.

“Only those that will make the country proud should make the final list for Morocco,” he said.

Oshodi, who is the Chairman of the Oyo State Judo Association, restated his commitment to always support the athletes when they resume camping.

NAN reports that the Africa Games, formally known as the All Africa Games is a continental multi-sports event held every four years and organised by the African Union.

A total of 53 countries will participate and compete in 23 events at the Games. (NAN)

– June 10, 2019 @ 10:59 GMT |

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