Kickboxing Squabbles End, As New Leadership Emerges

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The leadership crisis that had bedeviled kickboxing in Nigeria has been resolved as new executive led by Mykel Eneduwa takes charge of the Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria. The new leadership was inaugurated by officials from the National Sports Commission (NSC). Other board members of the federation include, Ben-Murray Bruce as the 1st Vice President, Suny Irabor, 2nd Vice President and Dapo Sotiminu, Shilau John, Emmanuel Peters as members. Other members are: Asutine George, Col. Gary Usman (Rtd), Wunmi Kalejaye and Madam Rhamat Adetule. Speaking shortly after the inauguration ceremony in a meeting with other board members, the President of the Federation, Eneduwa, said he bided because he wanted to take kickboxing to a higher level. He noted that kickboxing is one of the highest money making sports and stated his desire to position the sport in order to explore the business angle both nationally and internationally. Eneduwa stated that the federation would strive to exceed the mandate of organizing at least two programmes before the end of any season given by National Sports Commission. He said that the board will form sub-committees especially marketing committee that will sell the game outside the country. It would be recalled that kicking boxing in Nigeria had been in serious squabbles about who controls the sport nationally between Nigeria kickboxing Federation and Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria.