NOT less than 1,000 wrestlers will be participating
at the 2nd Governor Seriake Dickson Wrestling Classics, which
commence on Friday at the Indoor Hall of the Samson Siasia Sports complex, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.
President Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Hon Daniel Igali in a press conference heralding the competition on Thursday said winners of the National Championship will represent Nigeria at the 2017 Africa Championship in Marrakech, Morocco next month.
The weigh in of the Greco-Roman started on Thursday and 10 weight categories will be competing on Friday, while the female and male category will hold on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
“This is one of the most important tournament in the country now and whosoever wins in the various categories will be selected to represent Nigeria,” the Olympic gold medalist said.
“As at the last count, 15 states are in attendance including the Nigeria army. Star athletes like Odunayo Adekuoroye, Hannah Reuben, Tochukwu Okeke, Sinivie Boltic, Soso Tamara and a host of others. Aminat Adeniyi and Mercy Genesis both females are already in the country after participating in an international training tour,” he stated.