Taekwondo coaching course in Nigeria gathers more than 100 practitioners
Over 100 coaches from Cameroon, Togo, Ghana, Mali and Nigeria were involved in the WT event
More than 100 coaches from five countries took part in a World Taekwondo certification course approved by World Taekwondo in Abuja, capital of Nigeria.
The course, which lasted two days, gathered together participants from fiver African nations: Cameroon, Togo, Ghana, Mali and Nigeria.
Maxwell Alornyo, head coach of the Ghana national team, highlighted the success of the event and stated it was more extensive than most of the participants had expected when signing up.
Anti-doping measures and ethics in Taekwondo were some of the most relevant issues discussed during the event.
“When we came, we thought we were going to learn about taekwondo only, but the table of contents has gone beyond what we expected,” Alornyo said, according to Sports247.
“We have learnt how to bring up the kids and also learnt about the effect drugs have on the athletes, as well as the ethics of the game and not only how to raise champions”, he added.
“I believe that when we go back and put all that we have learnt to practice, it would help us perform better internationally.”
Nigerian Blessing Nwakanma is hoping the course to help her develop as a coach and achieve her goals in Taekwondo.
“The course is basically to enlighten the coaches and bring them up to world standard,” she said.
“It has exposed the coaches to areas they need to know and how to apply the knowledge on the students and in whatever situation they find themselves.”, she concluded.