Nigeria celebrates Igali’s Election by Bureau of World Wrestling
Lekan Sowande, Abuja
The Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has congratulated Daniel Igali, the president of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation on his election into the Bureau of United World Wrestling.
Igali scored the highest number of votes, 83, to lead a field of 17 contestants, including four returning incumbents, vying for six available spots at the body’s congress held in Belgrade, Serbia.
The Minister urged Igali to use his new position in the prestigious global wrestling body to further develop the sport in Nigeria and Africa.
Nigeria won a silver medal in Wrestling at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and followed up with three gold, two silver and a bronze at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.