By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
President, Nigeria Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Nigeria, Henry George has expressed optimism the country will do well at the World championship in Bulgaria this month.
George,declared to New Nigerian Sports shortly after the just concluded 3 – day, training exercise for athletes and practitioners in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital.
Noting that the Athletes are set to compete for honours in their respective weight categories,
the president further explained that the programme handled by American Mixed Martial Arts fighter D’ Juan Owens was the 2nd phase of training organized by the Federation to keep participants abreast with the latest techniques of Mixed Martial Arts.
And that, American Mixed Martial Arts fighter D’ Juan Owens was in Lagos two Months ago for this same course.
The the training he noted, will impact positively on the country’s flagbearers to the world championship in understanding the latest technicalities of the sport which will help them gain points towards a successful outing at the tournament.
‘As the Federation will not stop at the training alone but organise more championships which can constantly renew what taught,”.George stated
Both Technical Director, Victor Akhimien and Director Youth Development, Bernard Ebere of the Nigeria Mixed Martial Arts Federation, also charged the participants not go for jamboree before and during the championship proper.
Meanwhile, Nigeria Athletes in Mixed Martial Arts will not be at the Olympics but will represent the country at the world tournament this month Ahead of the World Championship a total of 10 Athletes have since been in camp in Port Harcourt in readiness for the World Championship in Bulgaria.