The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF)is set to commence trials for wrestlers across the country ahead of the 2024 African Games in Accra, Ghana and Olympic Qualifiers in Egypt.
The President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Dr. Daniel Igali, said the trials will serve as avenue to select the country’s representatives from the top 3 wrestlers in the 22 Olympic weight categories except Odunayo Adekuoroye who has secured qualification to the Paris 2024 Olympics.
According to Igali, the national trials will commence from Saturday (February 3) till Sunday ( February 4) at 10am daily at the ultra-modern Wrestling Arena on PDP Road, Yenizue-gene in the Bayelsa State Capital.
He noted that the records in the Nigeria Wrestling Federation at international events speak volumes for the federation, adding that the nation’s athletes are prepared for the National trials in Yenagoa.
He further expressed high hopes for the Wrestling Federation in 2024 as it being an Olympic year.
The Nigeria Wrestling Federation expressed its gratitude to the Federal Ministry of Sports for its support and hope for a better welfare package as it gets into a crucial time ahead of the Olympics.