Abdullahi Saidu, Vice President of Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF), has warned that the participating states in the 2018 National Youth Games (NYG) not to feature any athlete above 15 years.
Saidu has stated this during an interview in Lagos on the competition slated to hold in Ilorin, Kwara, from Sept. 7 to Sept. 17.
He said: “I am sure that states must have assembled their teams for the competition, but it is also necessary to critically verify their documents to avoid facing disqualification.
“As a federation, we have done the needful by emphasising on the age directive which we expect them to comply with for the purpose of the game to be achieved.
“As upcoming athletes, they need to be encouraged and good welfare package that will be useful for their categories should be considered, especially those with outstanding performance.”