Nigeria female wrestler, Odunayo Adekuroye, has complained about been neglected by the Ondo State government.
The number one ranked wrestler in the 55kg category has in time past enjoyed support from the Bayelsa State government and her church, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries.
Adekuoroye is among the wrestlers to fly the colours of Nigeria at the the 2017 Senior World Wrestling Championship in Paris starting on Wednesday.
A native of Lututu Osoru, Oja Afin in Ondo state, revealed to ACLSports.com before her departure how bitter she was at her state Governor, Odunayo Akeredolu for not being supportive.
“My governor Odunayo Akeredolu has done nothing for me. I can say it any day any time. I have not spent anything from his personal pocket or the state coffers.
“We wrote to him about the world championship, he told us there is no money. It’s unfortunate other state government like the Bayelsa State government recognize the fact that I exist,” said Adekuoroye.
The 2015 world bronze medallist believes her preparation to the world Championship is good enough to get her a medal.
“We have trained a lot and wrestled very well. Camping was good, the environment we stayed was great.
“I will be wrestling on Wednesday as the number one ranked wrestler in my category. It will boost my morale against other opponents. I also have to prove to them that I am number 1,” she said.
World Bronze medallist, Odunayo Adekuoroye, seven-time African champion, Blessing Oborududu and 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Aminat Adeniyi will wrestle on Wednesday.