By James Agberebi:
Nigeria Judo Federation will stage a two-day trial in Abuja to select the team that will represent the country at the 11th All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville.
According to a release by the federation, the trials will take place on July 2nd to July 5th, 2015, at the Civil Defence Academy, Abuja.
Also, the trials will feature men and women judokas in all the weight categories, who have valid licences and are not less than 18 years old by August.
The decision to stage the trials was taken at the end of the executive board meeting in Abuja last week.
According to the president of the federation, Musa Oshodi, who presided over the meeting, the essence of the trials is to enable the federation raise a formidable team for the Games.
“The desire of the federation is to storm the Games with judokas that can win medals for the country.
“So we need to have the trials to get the very best of judokas who the country can be proud of,” Oshodi stressed.
Oshodi further informed that judokas who excel at the trials would be invited to camp ahead of the Games.