Participating Wrestlers from nine different countries including Egypt and South Africa have arrived Nigeria for this week’s Africa Wrestling Championships, slated for the Garden City, Port-Harcourt The Technical Director of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Damian Ohaike confirmed the arrival of the nine countries for the five day event scheduled to hold from today to Feb. 11th .
Already in Nigeria are Egypt, Algeria, Morocco Tunisia, aLiberia, Namibia, South Africa, Burundi and Kenya. Damian also said the President United World Wrestling (UWW) Africa, Fouad Meskout inspected the Alfred Diete-Spiff Civic Centre – venue of the 2018 Africa Wrestling Championships.
“Everything is going as expected and the opening ceremony of the championships is scheduled for February 7th, 2018. Before the ceremony, am sure most of the teams must have arrived”, Damian said. Meanwhile, South Africa coach, Gussie Bartlett said the team is settling down and will commence light training yesterday at the wrestling arena.