Agoma Open Martial Arts Festival postponed to June

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The 15th annual Agoma Open Martial Arts Festival earlier scheduled for this month has been shifted to between June 2 and June 4.

The Coordinator of the festival, Emmanuel Oghenejobo, in Lagos said that the competition would still hold at the Knock-Up Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

Oghenejobo, who is also the sponsor of the event, said the postponement was because the venue was currently holding an international competition.

He said the earlier arrangement for the timing of the tournament is not realizable because the venue as earlier scheduled would be holding an international competition which is the ITTF open.

On the tournament, Oghenejobo disclosed that only taekwondo event would be accommodated in the 2016 edition against as against five in the past.

According to him, entries for taekwondo have occupied and exhausted the space available for the two-day event.

He said that entries for the competition were already on, urging clubs, state teams and individuals yet to register to take advantage of the postponement to complete their registration online.

The sponsor noted that the annual championship which started in 2001 had gone a long way to improve the standard of martial art sports in the country.

The coordinator reiterated that only national and internationally recognised Class A referees would be allowed to officiate at the tournament.

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