CCSF Quarterly Publication Issue 1

Q4: Oct. - Dec. 2014: Issue 1
THE CCSF QUARTERLY PUBLICATION IS A LIGHT-HEARTED, COLOURFUL &
INFORMAL EXPRESSION OF THE NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES OF THE CHIKA
CHUKWUMERIJE SPORTS FOUNDATION, DESIGNED AND WRITTEN BY STUDENTS OF
THE FOUNDATION AS PART OF THEIR LEARNING PROCESS.
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CCSF QUATERLY E-PUBLICATION
…. Bringing Our Actions To Your Doorsteps
In this issue:
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 Project TEAM CCSF kicks off
Stakeholders fix date for CCSF
Opens
Taekwondo introduced to GSS
Schools in Abuja
 CCSF Family win medals at
Commonwealth Games
TEAM CCSF debuts at Lagos Opens in
winning style
Diary of TEAM CCSF Vice-Captain
FOREWORD
elcome to 2015!
This is the first edition of
the quarterly CCSF Publication where
our stakeholders will be given firsthand news on what the CCSF has
been up to in delivering its promised
mandate to Nigeria & West Africa.
Chika Chukwumerije,
CEO, CCSF
OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF TEAM CCSF
Finally! CCSF has kick-started its project to build its own Taekwondo Team
from scratch. The project, which kicked off on Oct 7, 2014 in FCT Abuja
already has 400 participants in its fold. So far, the average age of the team
is 16 years old, highlighting the emphasis of the CCSF on developmental
projects. The team will be officially unveiled in Aug 2015.
LAUNCH DATE: 06/06/2015
Photo Caption: TEAM CCSF …. Where Champions Are Forged & The FUTURE Thrives
2015 CCSF OPENS:
ORGANIZERS FIX
TOURNAMENT DATE,
MAINTAIN OCTOBER
TRADITION
T
aekwondo lovers in
Nigeria and West
Africa can breathe a sigh of
relief as organizers of West
Africa’s most innovative
Taekwondo tournament
have fixed its next edition
for 23—24th October 2015.
It can be recalled that the
2014 edition of the popular
entertaining showtournament was postponed
due to the Ebola epidemic
in the West Africa region.
the tournament held in the
first quarter of 2015; a
second camp wanted the
tournament shifted to its
traditional month of
October 2015; and the last
camp argued for two
According to insiders, there editions to be held in 2015 was a raging debate
a 3rd edition in the first
amongst stakeholders as
to the best date to host the
next edition, to assuage
the disappointment of
eager fans. A camp wanted
Tadjou, CIV Taekwondo
…. As Cote D’Ivoire
National Coach Weighs-In
on CCSF Date
C
oach of West Africa’s in-form
Taekwondo Team, Attada
Tadjou of Cote D’Ivoire, weighed
into the matter of proposed date for CCSF Int’l
Taekwondo Opens. “I think the 3rd or 4th week of
February, 2015 will be best, so that after the holiday
season, athletes will have time to be groomed back to
shape”. He also noted that his proposed date would
ensure “student competitors are released to the
coaches by their parents and teachers”.
FLYER FOR CANCELLED 2014 CCSF OPENS
NOTE: Contributions and comments can be sent to “[email protected]” and remember to join us on our
Facebook Page [Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation]
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quarter of 2015 and a 4th edition in
October 2015.
Eventually, the twin issues of Nigeria’s
Elections coming up in February 2015
and the effects of Ebola still being felt in
some West African countries ensured the
October lobbyists won the day.
Sources that have seen the master plan
for the tournament say that participants
are in for yet another pleasant rollercoasting surprise at the 3rd edition of
the CCSF Opens, which will attract top
competitors from all over the region.
CCSF INTRODUCES TAEKWONDO
TO G.S.S SCHOOLS IN FCT ABUJA
C
CSF has raised the stakes on its
promise to inspire and empower
young Nigerians by introducing
Taekwondo to Government Secondary
Schools FREE OF CHARGE. The project,
which took off 7th October 2014, is being
done in partnership with the Secondary
Education Board.
…. NTF Board Member excited by
the Initiative
FLASHBACK:
PARTICIPANTS COMMENT ON CCSF
OPENS
The most fantastic tournament in Africa.
– Mohammed Toure [Niger Republic
Athlete]
It is a wonderful tournament that provides
a platform for most athletes to match
themselves with athletes from within and
outside Nigeria as most athletes are not
privileged to travel for International
Championship. “If Moses cannot go to the
mountain, CCSF actually brings the
mountain to Moses.” – Orobor Ernest [ExNational Middle Weight Champion, 2007 All
African Games Competitor, 2012 CCSF Silver
Medallist]
CCSF International championship Open has
been the best championship and I confess it
is perfect for Nigerian athletes. – Nwosu
Chinazum [National Bantam Weight
Champion, 2013 CCSF Bantam Weight Gold
Medallist]
It is one of a kind, it’s of international
standard. It is an avenue for Nigerian
athletes who cannot sponsor themselves to
nearby countries to meet their counterparts
from other countries.
– Esuku Josephine [2014 Commonwealth
Gold Medallist]
As a sponsor of the 2nd CCSF International
A Board Member of the Nigeria
Opens, we are very glad to be here. I hope
Taekwondo Federation
you all enjoyed the taekwondo games. This
[representing North
is a pioneer leading event; Samsung, as a
Central Zone], Mr Tony
world global leading brand is proud to
Anafulu, has commended
sponsor this kind of notable event in
Nigeria. – Daesong Ra [Samsung Electronics
the Taekwondo initiative
West Africa - Business Development Manager
in G.S.S schools by CCSF.
HHP]
Mr Anafulu, a former
National Middle Weight Champion, and
veteran Coach could not hide his delight when he popped in at G.S.S Garki [Abuja,
Nigeria] to pay the kids a visit during a training session on 4th November 2014. He was
visibly surprised by the number and passion of students involved in the program. “This is
the right way to go about discovering and building up future champions, and I am
extremely pleased about what I have witnessed today” a delighted Anafulu exclaimed.
Thank you CCSF for bringing Taekwondo
to my school. I am totally loving it.
—13 year old Bukola [S.S 2 Student]
Photo Speak: TAEKWONDO AT G.S.S GARKI, ABUJA
The students have loved every minute of the Taekwondo classes, because of its fun-filled interactive program. Not only do
they get to break the monotony of the long classroom routine, they also get to personally interact with Africa’s three-time
Taekwondo Olympian, Chika Chukwumerije without any restrictions. CCSF plans to organize more of these interactive
sessions between the students and national sport celebrities/mentors who can make a lifetime inspirational impact on
these young ones.
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CCSF FAMILY WINS MEDALS AT 2014 COMMONWEALTH
TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS
M
embers of the TEAM
CCSF, 3-time
Olympian, Chika
Chukwumerije (a.k.a Yaga)
and Abubakar Isah Adamu
(a.k.a. Husseini) competed
(as part of the National
Taekwondo Team) at the
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2014 Commonwealth
the 1987 All Africa Games.
Taekwondo Games, held in The team was led by
Edinburgh, Scotland on 15th
and 16th November, 2014.
YAGA
Chukwumerije won a Silver
and coached 17 year old
CCSF athlete, Adamu
popularly known as
Husseini to a Gold medal,
Adamu’s very first
International medal.
This was the first time
Nigeria was participating in
the event, and Nigeria came
away with their best ever
international performance
with a total of 10 medals [4
Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze]
from 15 athletes. The best
record prior to this event
was 3 Gold medals won at
President of the Nigeria
Taekwondo Federation, Vice
-President of
Commonwealth Taekwondo
Union, and a Trustee of
CCSF, Grandmaster George
H. Ashiru.
TEAM CCSF DEBUTS IN STYLE
AT THE 2014 LAGOS OPENS
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L-R: Oluwaseun Brian Scott-Emuakpor [Captain], Adoga Dickson, Abubakar Isah Adamu.
C
CSF took a historic
step in the last
quarter of 2014
when its team tagged
“TEAM CCSF” debuted at the
Lagos Opens, a National
Tournament that held from
14—17 December 2014, at
Rowe Park, Lagos. From its
400-member strong base in
FCT Abuja at the moment,
CCSF chose to field just 3
members to kick off its
TEAM CCSF campaign.
-Emuakpor, 18 year old
Adoga Dickson and 17 year
old Adamu Abubukar Isah,
competed in the Middle
weight (-87kg), (Bantam
weight (-63kg) and Fly
weight (-58kg) categories
respectively.
to veteran fighter and All
African Games medallist,
Sunday Onofe, in the finals.
Adoga Dickson, just 8 weeks
into Taekwondo, stunned
the stadium with his high
level of performance,
leaving on-lookers with the
certainty of his bright future
Adamu Abubakar Isah, fresh prospects.
from a Commonwealth Gold
Medal, came away with the The whole journey was an
Gold medal. TEAM CCSF
inspirational one, especially
Captain, Oluwaseun, won a for new Taekwondo entrant,
Silver medal, defeating
Adoga Dickson, who had
The 3-man team, made up of seasoned National athletes never been to Lagos before
18 year old Oluwaseun Scott along the way, before losing this time. As with all CCSF
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programs, the road trip was
a learning curve, full of
history and geography
lessons for the CCSF
students.
For his exploits at the Lagos
Opens, Captain Oluwaseun
expressed his delight at
winning his first ever
career medal, beaming that
“this moment will remain
with me for the rest of my
life”.
18 year Old, Dickson was
very reflective and
disappointed that he did
Oluwaseun also reflected
on the dynamism of CCSF
activities, and how it
impacts young people.
“At CAMP CCSF, we do
not just train, we have
fun—from getting free
computer lessons, playing
video games, meeting
young people, having
picnics, to being allowed to
express ourselves, it is truly
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Vice-Captain, Dickson Adoga
have over 400 students.
With the quality of training
sessions, I hope this
program can continue long
enough as it would surely
produce Olympians and
World Champions”.
Commonwealth Gold
Medallist, Husseini, echoed
that sentiment,
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Talking about the initiative
to introduce Taekwondo to
Government schools, “it is
simply amazing that we
TEAM CCSF Captain, Oluwaseun Scott-Emuakpor (left) against
African Medallist, Sunday Onofe (right) in Lagos Opens Finals
an exhilarating experience
that every young people
should be part of”
Extending his reflection to
the training sessions,
Dickson noted that “the
sessions are very tough,
physical, intense, technical
and well as being tactical. I
feel my improvement every
single day”
For Captain, Oluwaseun
Scott-Emuakpor, it was
even more important for
CCSF to get more support
so many more young
people can be aided.
Commonwealth Gold
Medallist, Husseini, was
grateful for another wellrounded performance, “I
am happy that my
performances are
improving every year. I
hope to do even better as
time goes on” the 17 year
old enthused.
Commonwealth Gold
Medallist, Husseini, echoed
this sentiment, “CCSF is not
just about winning medals.
It is about developing our
character and empowering
us with the tools to be
successful in life”
“For TEAM CCSF students,
classes are free, and the
students love the wide
range of programs being
done, but it is sad to often
see my team mates with no
running shoes or proper
sports clothes and all. So
with the number of
students enrolling, CCSF
could do with some
support.”
TEAM CCSF’s participation
at the 2014 Lagos Opens
was sponsored by
individual sponsors: Mr
Adebola Williams, Engr.
Gozie Ofulume, Mr Kunle
Ladapo, Dr Daniel Egbule,
Mr Ikechi Nwigwe and
Engr. Chukwuemeka
Udensi.
VicePresident of
the Nigeria
Taekwondo
Federation,
Mrs
Margaret E.
Binga
congratulating the CCSF
athletes on their successful
debut, advised them
“Congrats on your results.
You have done well. Please
keep working hard to
ensure that you reach your
full potential. NTF will
continue to support young
Taekwondo athletes across
Nigeria”
NTF Vice-President, Margaret E. Binga
not win a medal, like his
team mates, “I am very sad I
did not win a medal, but it
has more than motivated
me. I will keep working
hard at training and
learning everyday. This is
the CCSF philosophy, and as
long as we do this, we have
gotten so much better over
such a short period of
time.”
“CCSF has played such an
important mentorship and
practical role in my life, and
it is my prayer the
Foundation continues to
engage and help more
young talented people like
me.
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Husseini bows to Opponent during the Semi-finals of the Lagos Opens
Dickson Adoga warms up with his team mates during the Lagos Opens
Former Heavyweight Champion, Jude Nwafor (C.J) a.k.a Igwe makes
Dickson smiles as CEO of one of CCSF’s Partners, Nicolo Sports Ltd, Mr
enquires at CCSF Stand at Rowe Park, Lagos
Babafemi Olowo, looks on
Captain Oluwaseun Brian Sc0tt-Emuakpor celebrates his first career
After winning his Gold medal a day earlier, Husseini remains pensive as
medal on the podium at the 2014 Lagos Opens.
he watches a meditative Seun prepare for his first fight.
Super Sports interviews upcoming Superstar, Husseini
TEAM CCSF Poses with National Coach, 7th Dan
Taekwondo Grandmaster, Jin Beom Kim
[L-R]: Chika Chukwumerije, Dickson Adoga, GM Jin Beom
Kim, Adamu Abubakar Isah, Oluwaseun Scott-Emuakpor]
CCSF SAYS THANK
2014 CCSF Athlete of the Year: Adamu Abubakar Isah
YOU FOR SUPPORTING A WINNING TEAM AND A FANTASTIC VISION
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What year was CCSF officially registered as an NGO?
2.
Name the three program pillars of CCSF that forms the basis?
3.
In what year and venue was the first CCSF Opens held?
4.
What is the full meaning of the acronym C.C.S.F?
5.
What popular comedian defeated 3-time Olympian during their fight
debut at the 2nd CCSF Opens?
6.
Where is the head office of CCSF located?
7.
What Gold Medallist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games was a discovered athlete of the CCSF Youth Training Workshop?
8.
What is the vision statement of the CCSF?
9.
What caused a postponement in the 3rd edition of the CCSF Opens?
10. Where was the 2012 edition o f the “Inspire the Future” held?
11. TEAM CCSF made their debut in what National Tournament?
10. Jos, Plateau
9.
Outbreak of Ebola Virus in the West Africa Region at the time
“To Produce Educated Champions & Inspire The Future”
8.
Adamu Isah Abubakar, popularly known
as Husseini
7.
Abuja, Nigeria
6.
SAKA
5.
Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation
4.
2012. Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel Abuja.
3.
Training Workshops, Tournaments, Scholarships
2.
14 February 2012 [Yay! Valentine Day—CCSF was born in love]
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A PROUD SHOUT-OUT
OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF
TEAM CCSF
[6th of June 2015]
Big CONGRATULATIONS to TEAM
CCSF CAPTAIN, Oluwaseun Brian
Scott-Emuakpor who gained
admission to Florida-based Full Sail
University , USA, to study Game
Development on a 21-month course.
You have been an inspiration to the
Team & CCSF wishes you all the best
in your studies.
DIARY OF A NEWBIE
- Dickson Adoga [Vice-Captain, TEAM CCSF]
U
p until this year, I did
not realize how
powerful a tool Sports was in
changing one’s perception
about life, but my contact
with CCSF has really
redefined the way I look at
sports. Sports is such a
wonderful way to unite
young people and help give
direction at a time when one
is uncertain. The best thing
that happened to me in
2014 was getting to know
about CCSF and getting a
slot on the TEAM. Since I
began taking part in CCSF
activities, I have made a lot
more friends, gotten fitter,
gained so much knowledge
and I feel really confident
now about being able to take
on whatever challenges the
future has in store for me.
basketball to volleyball to
table tennis to computer
lessons to picnics to video
game competitions—the list
of activities done to engage
young people is endless.
What makes it even more
amazing is it is all free. I have
way of making us believe we
are the best, and gives a lot of
emphasis to helping us
develop soft skills and every
area of our lives. This has
helped our confidence so
much.
Vice Captain, 18 year old Dickson [middle] poses with Commonwealth medal recently
won by CEO Boss, Chika Chukwumerije, while fellow TEAM CCSF team mates, 15 year old
Elizabeth and 13 year old Bukola look on.
Here at CAMP CCSF, it is
mandatory to do things
ourselves, so our creativity is
being constantly expressed,
At first, I thought TEAM CCSF It is amazing to train with a 3- and I am so excited to be part
will be just about learning
time Olympian, Chika
of such a thrilling experience.
Taekwondo and kicking ass.
Chukwumerije, whose
But it is so much more than
attention to detail and depth
that. The activities done are
of knowledge is impressive.
so vastly ranged that we
He constantly encourages us
could as well be a Creative
to think outside the box and
Youth Club on its own— from solve problems, and has a
not spent a dime, yet I have
gained so much knowledge
worth millions.
CCSF PICTURE OF THE 4TH QUARTER 2014
L-R: Judith Usifoh, Adaeze Asigbe, Chiamaka Onumonu, Shola Olowookere, Sunday Onofe, Chinazum
Nwosu, Jamilu Mohammed, Josephine Esuku, Segun Olushola, Adamu Abubakar Isah, Uzoamaka
Otuadinma, Ebere Blessing Nwakanma, Chika Chukwumerije
Remember to send your comments, suggestions, views on CCSF activities to “[email protected] “
To our dear readers, A HAPPY NEW YEAR, and SEE YOU IN THE NEXT EDITION.
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WIN A
CCSF CROSSWORD PUZZLE
PRIZE
Send your filled puzzle with your name and phone number to [email protected]
TWENTY FREE CCSF-BRANDED UNIFORMS will be given during the 3rd CCSF Opens in October 2015 to random winners
that correctly complete the crossword puzzle
TEAM CCSF
TALENT HUNT
2015
ARE YOU 18 YEARS OR YOUNGER?
ARE YOU 6ft OR TALLER [FOR MALES] OR 5ft 11” [FOR FEMALES]
ARE YOU RESIDENT IN FCT ABUJA OR WILLING TO COME
FREQUENTLY TO CAMP CCSF AT FCT
ABUJA FOR TRAINING?
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF
SOMETHING UNIQUE AND DYNAMIC?
THEN YOU CAN BECOME PART OF THE
GREATEST NIGERIA TAEKWONDO
PROJECT IN THE MAKING …
if yes, then:
JOIN TEAM CCSF
… WHere The Future Thrives
call [+234 (0) 811-617-0906] for more details
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2015 OBJECTIVES
1. Expand CCSF Scholarship Program
2. Officially launch CAMP CCSF, a temporary training venue for TEAM CCSF
3. Build a 40-member strong TEAM CCSF Championship Squad.
4. Develop 8 Instructors and 5 Administrators
5. Ensure CCSF Int’l Opens is one of the highlight sporting events of 2015 for West Africa
2015 PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
1. “In Search of Golden Geese”- a CCSF Talent Hunt Program: [Feb—Dec 2015]
2. CCSF “Inspire The Zones” Initiative: Mar/Apr 2015 [NC, NE, NW, SE, SS, SW]
3. Official Launch of TEAM CCSF: [6 Jun 2015]
4. 4th CCSF U-20 Workshop: [17—21 Jun 2015]
5. 3rd CCSF International Taekwondo Opens: [23—24 Oct 2015]
6. “Inspire the Future” Campaign (for Kiddies): [10—20 Nov 2015]