By Akeem Busari
|Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike, J.P|
Spurred by the active role the Nigeria Pillar of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike, J.P who doubles as the President, Karate Federation of Nigeria has been playing in promoting and developing the martial sport in Nigeria and in the African continent, member nations of the Union Federation of African Karate, UFAK has unanimously elected him as an executive member.
The President, Karate Federation of Nigeria, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike was elected at the Union Federation of African Karate delegate conference held in Abidjan, Cote d’voir alongside other executive members from other parts of Africa.
Mr. Vincent Iyayi from Cote d’voir was elected the president even as Chief Donatus Ejidike also facilitated the appointment of Emmanuel Metuh from Nigeria as the Chairman, Technical Commission while Segun Ajibola and Bolaji Sodiq were also appointed member Referee Commission.
Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike emerged from Zone Three comprising Nigeria, Cote d’voir, Ghana, Liberia, Niger Republic, Burkinafaso, Togo and Benin Republic.
The Nigeria Pillar of Sports in a statement during his arrival at the Muritala Muhammed International air port yesterday expressed delight over the election and pledged to do more for the game of karate in Nigeria and beyond.
Ejidike sounded that it is a good omen for Nigeria even as karate sport will debut in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan as a medal sport.
“It is to the benefit and advantage of our dear nation Nigeria as my election as an executive member will bring good fortunes to the Federation and more opportunities; and, that is the more reasons why I made frantic effort to nominate three other Nigerians into technical and referees commissions respectively”.
Ejidike assured that the Karate Federation of Nigeria under his leadership will revitalize the sport and make it more popular in spite the fact that economic crunch is biting hard and stalling some planned championships.
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