African Wrestling Championship begins Port Harcourt

Written by on February 7, 2018

Wrestlers from 25 African countries will begin a journey to write their names in gold in the magnificent Alfred Diete Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday. It is the African Wrestling Championship, which has pulled the best matsmen from across the continent to the remodeled Civic Centre.

The wrestlers will today battle for 270 medals, comprising 90 gold, 90 silver and 90 bronze medals in various categories of the competition, which is usually dominated by Egypt, Nigeria and Tunisia.

Looking forward to a successful competition, president of the Nigerian Wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali said yesterday that everything necessary has been put in place to ensure a hitch free competition.

He also assured Nigerians that the country’s contingent would maintain their place among the best in the continent.

Igali rates Egypt as the only country that could stop Nigeria from a clean sweep of the gold medals, adding that the North Africans have been training with Russian coaches, who have made them very competitive.


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