Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) board has congratulated its president Hon. Daniel Igali on his recent election as one of the Vice-Presidents of the Commonwealth Wrestling Committee.
In a statement signed by the Vice-President of NWF, Prince Fab Adelekan, the board described Igali’s appointment as “a testimony of the fact that your contributions, impact and service to wrestling in Nigeria is not only unequalled, but also felt at the Commonwealth and World stage.”
The board also passed a vote of confidence on the World and Olympic champion, and urged him to use his new office to take Nigerian wrestling in particular, and Commonwealth wrestling in general, to a higher level.
Similarly, the board has also congratulated Team Nigeria wrestlers at the just-concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, for their superlative outing.
The wrestlers returned home with 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals at the end of competition, with the female team emerging the best in Women Wrestling at the Games.
Meanwhile, President of the NWF, Daniel Igali has heaped praises on the country’s wrestlers saying he is ‘extremely satisfied’ with their performances.
“Extremely satisfied with the performances of our athletes,” he said.
“Before we left, I told you everyone going had an opportunity to win a medal, and indeed at the competition, everyone did have a chance to win a medal. Four were unlucky not to win, but everybody gave a good account of themselves
“And (with) 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals, by far the runaway winners of the female wrestling tournament at the Commonwealth Games, winning 3 gold, a silver and bronze medals in the female category. Placing overall first ahead of Canada and India in the female category was just fantastic,” said Igali
The Bayelsa State Lawmaker, however, disclosed that the achievements of the wrestlers in Gold Coast wouldn’t have been possible without adequate preparation and the support they enjoyed from the Rivers and Bayelsa State Government.