Delta State was followed by Lagos State which placed second while Cross River state clinched third position while FCT placed fourth. Host Kwara State was 7th on the overall standing on the table in the competition.
Speaking at the end of the competition, the National Pillar of Sports and President of KFN, Chief Donatus Agu-Ejidike disclosed that the Karate Federation would later in the year participate in the 49th EKF Karate Senior championship in Finland, take part in Japanese Ambassador Cup in Lagos, and First Armed Forces karate championship.
Other competitions slated for the year he added, included First Nigeria Pillar of Sports Karate Open championship in Nnewi my home town, 15th Senior Africa championship and Karate one premier League, among others.
Ejidike who noted that Karate had been “in the cooler” in the past and did not attract either the government or corporate sponsorship noted that the sport has been re-branded and made more popular like football.