13th December, 2010
The Most Valuable Players, MVP of the Men and Womenâ€™s 2nd Korean Ambassadorâ€™s CupÂ West African Taekwondo Championship, will go on training tour of South Korea.
The lucky Taekwondoists are Isa Adam and Omowa Omoregbe, who won the MVP awards ofÂ the tournament held recently at the Indoor Sports Hall Package B of the NationalÂ Stadium in Abuja.
The athletes would be in South Korea next year to acquire more skill, exposure andÂ expertise to enable them compete favourably at global championships.
An elated Adam says he will not only commit himself to the sport, but eagerlyÂ looking forward to the trip to Korea.
Assistant Manager, LG Electronics West Africa Operations, Sang Heon Song, sponsor ofÂ the sub-regional championship, said the sponsorship of the championship, whichÂ started in 2006, was born out of the companyâ€™sÂ conviction to encourage theÂ development of the sport in the country as well as other African countries.
Song said the tourneyÂ afforded the company the opportunity to encourage talents andÂ passions of thousands of youths across the continent.
He noted that in the companyâ€™s continuous effort to add value and raise the standardÂ of sports activities in Nigeria, LG Electronics will always support good andÂ developmental programmes.
â€œLG Electronicsâ€™ support for taekwondo will go a long way in raising the standard asÂ well as create awareness that will stir the interest of not only the athletes butÂ our customers to become active participants in future competitions in Nigeria andÂ beyond.â€ Song noted.
The Minister of Sports, Isa Bio, expressed delight at the gradual but consistentÂ level of development that the game is experiencing in the country.
This, he said was made possible by the immense support given by corporate socialÂ responsible companies like LG Electronics, which has consistently thrown its weightÂ behind the championship over the years.
Bio noted that it would enable Nigeria expand its horizon in the areas of sportingÂ activities and ability to win medals in future competitions like the All AfricanÂ Games and Olympics.
He expressed satisfaction over the gifts items like Micro Wave Ovens, LCD TVs, DVDÂ players, KP500 and GX200 Mobile phones given to various winners at the championshipÂ by the company.
Over 70 medals were won by the participants in the championship, while the winnersÂ were full of praises for the sponsors.