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Police, Army win Rivers State National Kickboxing Championship


[FILE] Kickboxing. Photo/ blackwidowmartialarts

President of the Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria (KBFN), Abubakar Yakubu, a Chief Supritendent of Police, is excited over the outcome of the maiden Rivers State National Open Kickboxing Championship held November 12-18‬, at the Alfred Diete Spiff Civic-Centre, in Port Harcourt.

The Nigeria Army team topped the medals table with nine gold, eight silver and five bronze medals ahead of the Police team that placed second with five gold, one silver and four bronze.

Delta State won four gold, two silver and two bronze to finish with the third position, thereby coming first among the nine states that took part in the exercise.


CSP Abubakar Yakubu commended all the states and clubs that participated at the championship, which was sponsored by the PLANT-GERIA Nigeria Ltd in conjunction with the Rivers Stated Government. Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria and the Karate Federation packaged it.

With 38 gold 38 silver and 76 bronze, totaling 152 medals available in any organized Kickboxing Championship, the KBFN president assured that his Federation would continue to pursue its developmental agenda in order to take Nigeria Kickboxing to the Zenith.

A total of nine states and seven clubs featured in the championship according to the Secretary General, Mr. Peter Njoku.

Though the Championship was in honour of late Kickboxing and Karate expert, late Sensei Victor Bassey. CSP Abubakar Yakubu also gave meritorious award to deserving Nigerians due to their humanitarian services to the Nation.

They include the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Police Sports Officer, CP Aliyu Abubakar, and the General Manager of PLANT-GERIA Nigeria Ltd, Chief Marco Purgatorio, among others.

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