Army, Police, Civil Defence dominate Ibadan judo tournament


THE Nigerian Army athletes and their counterparts from other paramilitary organisations, including the Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are the dominant forces at the on-going four-day Senior National Judo Tournament, a baby of the Nigeria Judo Federation (NJF).

The Judo tourney, holding inside the indoor sports hall of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan, was yesterday declared open by the NJF President, Prince Timothy Nzirim, who urged participants to give their best and exhibit spirit of fair-play during the tourney.

Among the exciting talents at the tournament is Maxwell Mathew, superheavyweight and corporal in the 82nd Division of the Nigeria Army, Enugu.

Mathew, who won a gold medal at the Nigeria Military Games in Kaduna, justified his high rating with his dexterity in the ring.[The Guardian Nigeria]