National Greco Roman Wrestling Champion, Alfred Parkistan (63kg) has vowed not to leave the 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco without a medal.
The 12th African Games will take place from 19th to 31st August, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco.
Parkistan told www.aclsports.com that he feels happy to have qualified for the All Africa Games at the 3rd Governor Dickson National Classics in Yenegoa.
The Delta born wrestler revealed that his first international tournament was not impressive, promising not to let the national down in Morocco.
He said, “I am happy that I will be representing Nigeria at the 2019 All Africa Games in Morocco. My first outing at the 2018 Africa Wrestling Championships in Port Harcourt did not go well at all. I tried my best but lost my third fight. This time around my target is to train hard and stand on the medal podium singing the national anthem in Morocco”.
Parkistan said his opponent Bright Orobekvion of Edo state was a tough nut to crack during the final at the 3rd Governor Dickson classics in Yenegoa.
He said, “I was determined to win the final of the 3rd Governor Dickson classics in Yenegoa, although my opponent gave me tough time. I came determined and very prepared and promised myself not to leave Bayelsa until I win a gold medal.
“My uncle introduced me into wrestling and wrestling has made me who I am. My coach, Christopher Clark is my role model and I want to be greater than him”.