Governor Diri Classics: NWF President Lauds Performance Of Wrestlers

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The President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali, lauded the performance of the nation’s wrestlers at the ongoing 2nd Governor Diri National Wrestling Classics in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Igali, who commended the high level of wrestling from the various states and clubs, noted that the future of wrestling was bright as the level of competitiveness in the tournament had increased. He stated that despite the fact that high profile wrestlers were yet to take to the floor, the tournament had lived up to expectations.

The president expressed optimism of hosting more classic matches to give world medalists, Olympic medallists, commonwealth champions and African champions the opportunity to entertain Nigerians.

Igali added that Bayelsa should expect great performances from Blessing Oborodudu, Mercy Genesis, Esther Kolawale, Odunaye Adekuoroye, Amas Daniel and others.

He called on the good people of Bayelsa to come out en-masse to watch international wrestling as bouts continued on Wednesday with reigning African champion and festival champion, Ebi Biogos, in action in the 72kg category.

In the 57kg category, Bayelsa Ebikewenimo, a former African champion and multiple commonwealth games medalist, faces a tough opponent from Edo that could displace him as national champion.

Similarly, Seitonkumo who is the national and festival champion, will face strong opposition from competitors from Ondo and Delta in the 61kg category.

Meanwhile, Team Bayelsa has won five gold, six silver, three bronze medals, while Team Edo has two gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

Team Oyo has so far won two gold medals, two silver medals, two bronze medals, while Team Ogun boasts of two silver medals one bronze, with Team Rivers winning two gold medals, two silver medals and three bronze medals.

Source NAN