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NWF Unveils Wrestlers For Olympics

Posted: Jul 31, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), on Saturday, unveiled its team for the Rio Olympic Games in a send-forth party.

The official send forth of the wrestlers was held at the High Performance Hostel, Package B of National Stadium, Abuja on Saturday.

Seven wrestlers, consisting of five female (Mercy Genesis, Odunayo Adekuoroye, Aminat Adeniyi, Blessing Oborududu and Hannah Reuben) as well as two male (Amas Daniel and Soso Tamara), were formally sent forth for the Games.

NWF President, Daniel Igali, said that the unveiling was to further boost and motivate the wrestlers, who have been committed to their fatherland through the sport.

“This gesture is to encourage the wrestlers as they will be competing with other wrestlers in the world. It is to show that we are concerned about their welfare”, Igali said.

He urged journalists to continue to support and portray the Federation in good light, as they are the Eagle eye of the society.

“I look forward to your continued support for our athletes,” Igali said.

The 2016 Olympics Games is expected to begin on August 6 in Rio, Brazil.