To fulfil his dream of grooming educated taekwondo champions, three-time Olympian, Chika Chukwumerije recently in Abuja launched Team Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF).
According to Chika Chukwumerijw, “TEAM CCSF is a youth-oriented team whose objective is to Produce National, Continental and Olympic Champions in its ranks within the first decade and to ensure its Members continue and finish their formal education (secondary and tertiary) to a logical end. It also aims to engage its members with extra-curricular learning activities i.e. language courses, event management courses, networking forums and to enhance their out-of-school learning experience,”.
He added that the launch is a culmination of a long year of recruitment and engagement of young Nigerians, with selected Government Secondary Schools at the heart of the exercise, and was executed totally free of charge. “It is therefore with pleasure that we expect your company at the launch to celebrate your youthful generation, whose development so far in the sport is as a result of our collective engagement”.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics medallist also stated that the above objective is in line with the vision of the Foundation which is to “produce educated champions and inspire the future through the Olympic sport of Taekwondo. TEAM CCSF is one such vehicle CCSF intends to use to achieve this vision,”.
The launch which held at Government Secondary School, Garki , was attended Some of the dignitaries that attended the event included Dr Mrs Toyin Aluko, representing the Director-General of the National Sports Commission (NSC); Alhaji Alim Mohammed, Director of Sports, FCT Sports Department; Principal of G.S.S Garki Abuja, Mrs Veronica Okonkwo, Assistant Head of the NSC Coaching Department, Mrs Jideonwu George.
Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) Board Members representing the North-Central, North-West and North-East, Mr Tony Anafulu, Alhaji Muh’d Maccido Garba and Mr Ado Umar Garko, were also present, alongside the 1st Vice-Chairman of FCT Taekwondo Association, Mr Abdulmunin Yusuf..