Team Nigeria Army have emerged as overall champions of the just concluded 11th Korea Ambassador Cup in Abuja on Sunday.
Nigeria Army won a total of 10 medals consisting of four gold, four silver and two bronze at the indoor sports hall of Moshood Abiola Stadium.
An elated Director of Physical Training in the Nigeria Army, Brigadier General Abdulrahman Bello said the improvement of the athletes can be traced to the investment of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja in sports.
Brigadier General Bello said sports have witnessed a huge turn around adding that various sports are already revived.
He said, “I am so happy because part of the command/philosophy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja is training.
“The performance of the athletes at the Korea Ambassador Cup is a sign of effective training; you saw that Benjamin Okuomose finished his opponent within a minute. I am happy the Army has achieved the aim and the command philosophy.
“Our performance shows we are working and sports are being revived in the Nigeria Army. Before now, it has not been rosy like it is under the Chief of Army Staff and God willing, you’ll witness more great feats from the Army”, he said.
Meanwhile, Nigeria Army heavyweight athlete, Benjamin Okuomose knocked out Nigeria Police Force athlete, Ofe Mordicia in the men’s -87kg final.
Okuomose spent no time dismantling officer Mordecai in less than one minute to retain his Korea Cup title on Sunday.