Taek­wondo coach­ing course at­tracts over 100

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More than 100 coaches from five coun­tries par­tic­i­pated ina two-day World Taek won do ap­proved cer­ti­fi­ca­tion course in Abuja.

The course at­tracted at­ten­dees from Cameroon, Togo, Ghana, Mali and the host na­tion.

Maxwell Alornyo, who coaches the Ghana na­tional team, praised the im­pact of the event in Nige­ria’s cap­i­tal and said it in­cluded more top­ics than par­tic­i­pants had ex­pected.

Anti-dop­ing and ethics were among the is­sues dis­cussed dur­ing the course.

“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.

“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.

“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 hoped the course would help her de­velop as a coach.

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