The President, Nigerian Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, says Nigerian wrestlers’ performance at the just-concluded African Wrestling Championships in Port Harcourt, will encourage them for more successes at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.
Igali made the assertion on Thursday in Port Harcourt when African President, United World Wrestling Federation Fouad Meskout, visited the Wrestling Theatre in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state.
He said that Nigerian wrestlers won a total of 50 medals, comprising 22 gold, 28 silver and a bronze at the championships.
Igali said the wrestlers had commenced camping in preparation for the Commonwealth Games, noting that many of them were currently in the wresting theatre in Yenagoa.
On the wrestling theater, Igali said it was meant for the training of experienced and talented wrestlers, not only from Bayelsa but from across Africa.