12th July, 2011
In its bid to ensure that Nigeria presents its best legs in the Judo event of the All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique, the Nigeria Judo Federation, NJF, has invited all finalists of different categories from various states at the just concluded 17th National Sports Festival in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for two days trials from 15-16 July.
Prof. Olakintan De-Souza, a board member of the NJF, said that the invited judokas are expected to team up with 32 others who are already in camp preparing for the All Africa Games.
De-Souza said the invited judokas would be given opportunity to make their way into the national team for the African championship during the two-days trials.
â€œThe new judokas will contest on a level field with the professionals who have been in the camp and if they prove themselves better, they will be considered in our team for the All Africa Games,â€ he said.