Athletes Prince Marvin Klutse, Leila Ali Sambo and Coach Selorm Fayise left the shores of the country yesterday (June 15) for Ivory Coast to partake in African Youth Taekwondo Training Camp in Abidjan.
The Africa Youth Training Camp, runs from Thursday, June 15, 2022 to Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Ivoiro Korean Sports Cultural and ICT Center Alassane Ouattara, for athletes between 13 to 17 years and holders of at least 4 keup.
Designed by the of the Development Committee of the African Taekwondo Union (AFTU), 2 participants (male and female) and a coach, are expected from each Member National Federation except host Ivory Coast, who will have 10 athletes.
Other countries invited to participate in the 5-day program include Algeria, Libya, DR Congo, Niger, Senegal, Nigeria, Tchad, and Kenya.
Participants are expected to be taken through various training sessions including the impact of the use of social media, and an exchange with African Olympic champions.
Prince Marvin Klutse (17) who competes for Meghis Taekwondo Club, and Leila Ali Sambo (13), a member of the Queens Court Taekwondo Academy have been training with Coach Selorm Fayise for the past two weeks towards the camp.
President of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation, Frederick Lartey Otu, who is the Chairman of the Development Committee will supervise the smooth running of the program in Abidjan.
The contingent is expected back to the country on Sunday, June 19, 2022.