Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nigeria set to select wrestlers for 2010 Commonwealth Games in India

No fewer than 15 states are competing at the maiden Governor Timipre Sylva National Classic Wrestling Championship which began on Monday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State in south-eastern Nigeria to select wrestlers for the 2010 Commonwealth Games scheduled to take place in India.

The President of the Nigeria Amateur Wrestling Federation (NAWF), Mr Austin Edeze, told journalists on Monday in Lagos that the competition would be a blessing to the federation.
He said there would be action in Greco Roman and free style for men while the women would compete in open weight category.

Edeze thanked the governor for sponsoring the event, which he said, was the only major competition the federation would be having this year.

He said that the championship was open to all states and clubs affiliated to the federation.
Edeze also said that the competition would help the federation to scout for young wrestlers