Nigeria's taekwondo team at the African Youth Games ©NTF

Nigerian Taekwondo Federation President Margaret Binga has thanked the country's young athletes who took part at the ongoing African Youth Games.

The country sent 10 athletes - five male and five female - to compete at the multi-sport event in Algeria's capital Algiers.

They have returned home with four bronze medals for Daniel Asuquo, Phillip Osomade, Helen Chidimma Okoro and Chidimma Nwankwo.

Binga thanked the team for their "huge efforts" and pledged to unearth more opportunities for young Nigerian taekwondo players.

Nigeria returned from Algiers with four bronze medals ©NTF
Nigeria returned from Algiers with four bronze medals ©NTF

"Investing in our young taekwondo population is our priority," she said.

"It is not only the right thing to do, but the only way forward."

Chika Chukwumerije is the only Nigerian to win an Olympic taekwondo medal.

He claimed bronze in the over-80 kilograms division at Beijing 2008.