Nigeria Wrestlers Depart For African Championship And Olympic Qualifiers In Egypt


The Nigerian Wrestling contingents to the African Games on Friday departed Ghana ahead of the African Championships and Olympic qualifiers in Alexandria, Egypt.

The tournament will see wrestlers from U17, U20 and Seniors and with the senior competition scheduled on March 18 – 20.

While the Olympic qualifiers commences two days after the Championships March 22 – 24.

The Wrestling Olympic team which consists of six female wrestlers and five male Wrestlers that dominated the African Games will hope to secure a place in this year’s Olympic in Paris.

The two highest-placed athletes in each of the 18 Olympic weight categories will obtain one quota place each.

Recall Odunayo Adekuoroye is the only Nigerian Wrestlers who has secured a qualification to the Olympic Games so far.

The President Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Dr Daniel Igali who still in the excitement of the team’s performance at the African Games hopes for a better display during the qualifiers.

“My focus is us getting to Alexandria, Egypt because there has been lack of funds but if you are looking at one, two, three Federations that will give Nigeria medals at the Olympic Wrestling Federation is one of them.” Igali stated.

African Championships 2024 Female List

1. 50kg Mercy Genesis
2. 53kg Ogunsanya Christinah Tolulope
3. 55kg Idris Adijat Avorshai
4. 57kg Adekuoroye Odunayo Folasade (Qualified)
5. 59kg Adekuoroye Mercy Bolafunoluwa
6. 62kg Kolawole Esther Omolayo
7. 65kg Ebipade Mughenbola
8. 68kg Oborududu Blessing
9. 72kg Biogos Ebi
10. Hannah Reuben

African Championships Male Team and Officials

1. Enozunomi Simon 57kg
2. Stephen Simon 65kg
3. Braverman Oyeinkeperemo 74kg
4. Harrison Onovwiomobohwo 86kg
5. Ashton Mutuwa 125kg

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