The success of Nigerian Kickboxing team to African Games in Algeria has been largely attributed to the good understanding and cooperation of some sports technocrats in the Nation, namely Dr. Amos Adamu, Chief Patrick Ikeji, Brown Ebewele, Al-Hassan Yakmut etc for accepting KBFN calls for second open Trial between those athletes already in the National Camp and those outside it due to the confusion created in the conventional technical rules and regulations by Bassey’s ignorance during the first open Trial.
Only twelve out of over 64 athletes produced by the first open trial were not “ trained security guards turned Kickboxers ” and this fact was later confirmed by the outcome of the second open Trial where non of the 52 remaining could make the final list of athletes to AAG. With the second open Trial therefore quantity just gave way to quality because of strict adherence to Kickboxing Conventional International Sport rules and regulations.
Again, in order not to violate the spirit of the Reconciliation Agreement signed with the National Sport Commission on 7 th June 2007, KBFN had to work against its own constitutional provisions, those of the World Body and the Confederation by allowing the inclusion of a “ strange fellow ” like Bassey in our technical officials team in the Game which was being managed by both KBFN International Federation (WAKO) and Confederation (CAKB). This also explains why Bassey could not be useful to our kickboxing technical team in
Whereas Bassey’s claim of WKA’S representation in
Unlike WAKO who has the mandate of the whole world for the management and development of kickboxing as amateur and professional sport. Why was it WAKO and CAKB, and not WKA that were in charge of Kickboxing in AAG, Algiers 2007? This is a question left for Victor Bassey and his few remaining followers to answer.
Save playing politics with truth, it is only a fool or an enemy of
I would, however, at this junction again stress that KBFN’S doors are still widely opened for the redevelopment of all the few remaining fake kickboxers in
Winners do not complain like losers do. For KBFN it is forward ever and backward never. We cannot be defocused by any noise from an empty barrel.
I therefore wish to appeal to the NSC supervising officials who saw it all in kickboxing camp and venue in
OTUNBA ABDUL-RASAQ A.A. ADEAGBO,
PRESIDENT, KICKBOXING FEDERATION OF
VICE-PRESIDENT, CONFEDERATION OF
PRESIDENT, WAKO-AFRICAN ZONE III KICKBOXING