Members of the Nigerian Karate federation visited the NUGA secretariat on Thursday, the 6th of May 2021 as the federation seeks to realign with the Nigerian University sports body.
The KFN hopes to rejuvenate the Karate spirit in our Nigerian Universities through championships and competitions. Part of what was discussed was a possible date for a new Karate Championship in the country and aligning its calendar with that of the international organization, International University Sports Federation (FISU).
Technical Director of the KFN Mr Dave O. Jegede says the visit is essential as the federation hopes to go back to creating competitions at the grass root level which includes universities. Also in the meeting with the General Secretary of NUGA Mr Bola Orodele was KFN’s Femi Johnson who is in charge of the Youth Commission for the Karate Federation of Nigeria expressed his enthusiasm to work with the University sports body. “We hope to re-establish our existing competitions but in better and more effective formats, we hope to get our Nigerian students interested in Karate again while giving an opportunity to those who already appreciate the sport an opportunity to compete.
The Karate Federation of Nigeria in collaboration with the Nigeria University Games Association, have previously organized University Karate competitions in 2018 in Abuja and a second edition at the University of Benin in 2019. The competition is expected to make a come back this year.
University sports events are back following the relaxation of its restriction from the Federal government of Nigeria.