The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has approved the 2nd Nigeria Taekwondo International (NTF) Open Championships by awarding it a G-1 International ranking.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the NTF-organised event planned for Abuja is the first competition in Nigeria to have an international ranking.
The competition would hold in Abuja from November 16 to November 18, and termed a priority programme of the current board.
Chika Chukwumerije, NTF Technical Director, said the federation worked very hard to get the approval from World Taekwondo through the African body, after being satisfied that the event fulfilled all conditions.
“In spite of some top competitors on the continent, our athletes have literally no world ranking because they cannot afford to travel to compete, but the upcoming event is still sanctioned.
We will provide hundreds of our elite and upcoming athletes the opportunity to gain vital world ranking points, and competitive experience with some of the best athletes in the world.”