Commonwealth Games 2022: NJF Opens Camp In Ibadan April 14; Invites Four Coaches, 18 Judokas 

Posted on April 4, 2022
Dr Oshodi (right) at NUGA Games function as Coordinator of the Judo event.

OMOTAYO KOLAWOLE PETER

After a resoundingly successful trial in Lagos, the Nigeria Judo Federation, NJF has moved into the second phase of preparation for the XX11 Commonwealth Games.

From April 14, four coaches and 18 judokas will move into camp at the Liberty Stadium in Ibadan to begin the second phase of the build-up to the Games which will take place in Birmingham’ in the United Kingdom from July 28th to August 8th.

According to a Press release issued by the spokesman to the President of the NJF, Mr. Ikpo Igbinoba in Lagos on Monday, the judokas invited were those who survived the trials held in Lagos from February 22nd to 25th.

Mr. Igbinoba explained that the President of the federation, Dr. Musa Oshodi opted for early camping for the Commonwealth Games because he was desirous of a historic outing for Nigeria.

“The President, Dr. Oshodi has a mandate to relaunch Nigerian Judo and he is going about the assignment with messianic zeal”.

“The Commonwealth Games will provide the first major test for Dr. Oshodi and his board and he will  no doubt deliver”.

The coaches who’ll be in charge of the camp are Edokpolor Ihaza, Dickson Egbowon, Rose Ohiwo and Christy Obekpa Aremu.

The invited judokas are

MALE:

  1. ‐ 90 KG
    i ) . Cyprian Miracle ( NN )
    ii ). Micah Franck   ( NN ).
  2. ‐ 81 KG.
    i ) . Muritala Fatai ( OD)
    ii ) . Ihaza Oluwatosin ( LG )
  3. ‐ 73 KG
    i)  Ika ‐ Bassey Nsa ( BAY )
    ii )  Jonah Kadijo ( ED )
    iii). Rotimi Oyewole
  4. ‐ 66 KG
    i) . Edwin Patrick  ( EDO)
    ii ) . Eniafe Solomon ( KN )

FEMALE :
1. ‐ 78 KG.

i). Adeyanju Bukola ( LG. )

  1. ‐ 70 KG
    i). Joy Asonye  ( DT )
    ii) Azeesat Adijat (OD )
    iii) Esther Augustine(DT)
  2. ‐ 63KG
    i) . James Cecilia ( OD )
    ii ). Enku Ewa ‐ Ekuta ( AKI)
    iii) . Victoria Agbodobiri ( EDO)
  3. ‐ 57KG.
    i). Telumo Dose ( BAY)
    ii). Agu Blessing  ( EK)

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