*10 other Nigerians made their nation so proud
Coach Ewa Ekuta was adjudged best overall student of the 2017 International Judo Federation (IJF) Academy practical examination after excelling in the Tachi waza and Ne waza practical as well as the theory.
Coach Ewa Ekuta was among the 11 Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF) officials. All of them passed the course held in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia.
The Tachi waza is throwing techniques. Legs, hands and hip techniques, Ne waza is in the group techniques of choking, hands lock, leg lock and pinning down.
All 11 official of the NJF scored 75% up which qualifies them to enroll for the level 2 which will kick start by August.
One of the officials from Delta State, Princewell Pessu thanked the IJF for the rare opportunity given to NJF officials adding that the memories will forever linger.
Pessu said “I thank God for making this come through, for his mercy, grace and favour, my friends, families and the Warri judo team”.
He promised to use the experience gathered to impact positively on Nigerian Judokas and the officials who had no opportunity to make the trip.
Ralph Ubah, a police officer, commended the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for the opportunity and support given by the Nigeria Police Force in ensuring one of their own was in Zambia for the IJF Course.
It is worthy to note that Nigeria Judo officials placed overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd position at the course organised by the International Judo Federation.
The 11 Nigerians who attended the course are Adesoji Adebiyi Oladimeji, Odi Godspower Geoffrey, Ekuta Catherine Ewa, Ubah Raphael Nneji, Ekpikien Bright, Pessu Princewill, Ezekwe Isaac Abraham, Atser Hembaddon Helen, Ewa Ekuta Olom, Umar Auwal and Ogboe Sunday.
11 nations attended the training programme and 45 participants attended the course.