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Karate: Team Nigeria shines in Abidjan


Nigeria won a total of three medals – two gold and one bronze – at the just-concluded Ufak Zone 3 Championships in Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire over the weekend.

Olorunmbe Benjamin won gold in the individual Kata event while Ifeanyi Ogene clinched gold in the 67kg event. Fagboro Agboola, Olorunmbe Benjamin and Fagboro Dimeji teamed up to win bronze in the Kata team event.

The tournament which held between 7th to 12th of May, 2019, had eight participating teams from West Africa: Ghana, Togo, Benin, Liberia, Niger, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and hosts, Cote D’ivoire.

President of the Nigeria Karate Federation (NKF) who doubles as Deputy Governor of Nasarawa state, Mr. Silas Agara lauded members of the Fédération’s board for their unflinching support to ensure a successful championship.

Agara also showered praise on the Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung for his immense support in making sure the Federation moves to greater heights.

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