From Bunmi Ogunyale, Birmingham
The President, Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF), Dr Musa Oshodi has said that judokas representing the country at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games are in good, energetic spirit and ready to make the Federation and Nigeria at large very proud.
Speaking with SportingSun in Birmingham, Oshodi said those that made the team are responsible, dedicated, desirous and fabulous.
According to him, “Our primary goal, under my watch is to return Nigeria Judo to the global reckon, Africa’s leading or model team. We have medal hopefuls among the judokas and don’t forget it has been very long Nigeria participated at international stage, and we are here to make a statement,” he said.
The NJF boss continued “We are planning to attend as many as feasible, international championships and also this year we are proposing to attend two African Open Championships and World Championships and we can only achieve these desires if we have a solid economic base, therefore we will like to use this medium to call on well meaning individuals and corporate organisations to come to our aid.
“We have medal hopes that are not push over in the judo world”, he stated.