Chief Dr Jonathan Nnaji with President of World Taekwondo, Dr Chungwon Choue
World Taekwondo has appointed former president of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Dr Jonathan Nnaji, as part of the Competition Supervisory Board to oversee the African Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, set to hold in Rabat Morocco between 20 – 24 February 2020.
105 athletes, including 63 males and 42 females, from 36 countries are expected to touch down in Rabat for the Olympic qualification event, including Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Kenya and Tunisia.
Others are Algeria, Benin Republic, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tunisia and Zimbabwe, and hosts Morocco.
In the invitation letter signed by Nadia Sobhi, the Secretary-General of World Taekwondo Africa, the body informed Nnaji that his function will also extend to the Paralympic qualification event.
“It gives me great pleasure to inform you that you have been invited by Gen. Ahmed Fouly, President World Taekwondo Africa, as Member of Competition Supervisory Board for: African Qualification Tournament for 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 22-24 Feb. 2020 in Rabat, Morocco. It will be an honor to see you in Rabat, Morocco.”
Nnaji, who is a member of the World Taekwondo Africa body, is expected to arrive in Rabat on 20th February, ahead of the Games.