Sports minster, Governor Dickson to commission Wrestling centre in Yenagoa
*We want to support children, youth to do sports
Minister of sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, will next Saturday commission the Dynamite Recreation Centre in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa state capital.
President, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Hon Daniel Igali, disclosed this to www.gongnews.net on Wednesday said the Executive Governor of Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson and President, Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engineer Habu Gumel, will also be in attendance.
The 2000 Sydney Olympic gold medallist said the centre is not only to bring up future athletes that will represent country in subsequent tournaments but win medals too.
Igali noted that future champions are made when the younger generations are interested in any sport disciplines of their choice.
“Future champions are from recreation first of all, you have to fall in love with the sport. Secondly, take it seriously because the centre is for both beginners and experts in the sporting field”, Igali said.
Igali revealed that, “Because of what I’ve been able to become through Wrestling, that is only worthwhile for me to put up a structure and recreational facility for younger kids to have the opportunity to practice their gifted sports”.
“My existence is based on the profit made from Wrestling as a sport. It is from physical exercise, recreation especially at the younger age can we discover the hidden talents of these kids”, the Bayelsa legislator said.
On National assignment, he explained that if there are tournaments around the corner, the facilities can be used to camp athletes before they are called fully to the camp in Abuja.