Ngozi Okoro of Anambra on Thursday won the gold medal in the women’s -50kg karate event at the ongoing National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.
Okoro defeated Ibiene Finebone of Bayelsa 3-0 in their three-minute fight.
At the end of the game, Okoro who was inspired by her dad who doubles as her coach said she was happy to have won the game. “We promised the governor of our state, Willie Obiano, that we were going to return with gold medals and I am happy to have won one. “I look forward to representing the country in competitions outside Nigeria,” Okoro said.