Taekwondo: Major upset as Ousmane dethrones reigning African Champion

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Chika Chukwumerije: Nigerian Taekwondo

Chika Chukwumerije: Nigerian Taekwondo
Chika Chukwumerije: Nigerian Taekwondo

A major upset was recorded on Sunday at the ongoing Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF) Taekwondo Championship in Abuja, when the reigning African Champion, Uzoamaka Otuachinma, was dethroned by Sara Ousmane of Niger Republic.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ousmane, an upcoming starlet defeated the African champion from Nigeria, 12-11 in the female +67kg fight to win gold.

Mali’s Soumare Karamoko, caused more pain for Nigerian fighters as he defeated Ayodele Temitope, Nigeria’s representative at the 11th African Games in Congo Brazzaville, in the male +80kg fight to bag gold.

Nigeria, however, registered its name on the gold medals table, as Commonwealth Gold medalist Josephine Esuku, defeated her counterpart Oge Ogochukwu, in the female +49kg fight.

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Ogochukwu represented Nigeria at the 2014 World Youth Championship.
NAN reports that the ongoing CCSF championship has eight categories of four male and four female.

Three categories were decided as at Sunday evening, while the remaining five categories would be decided Sunday night.

The event which began on Oct. 24 and will end on Sunday Oct. 25 has Nigeria, Ghana, Niger Republic, Mali, Togo, Cameroun, Senegal, Gabon and Congo as participating countries.

Twenty-four Nigerian states, seven universities and 10 clubs, the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police, Immigration and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are also taking part in the event.

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