Blessing Oborududu said her aim at the African Championships is to win a record eighth title in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Oborududu who will be wrestling in the 68kg category said she’s ready to take on other African wrestlers in the new weight category.
The All Africa Games champion noted that the team currently in camp is motivated by the President, coaches and the technical department of the wrestling federation.
“I’m more than ready to take on other African wrestlers in the Olympic weight classes formed by the world body. The title is within my reach because the African Championships is happening in Nigeria” she told aclsports.com.
The Bayelsa born wrestler surpassed her personal coach’s record at the 2016 Africa Wrestling Championships.
“My present coach, Tangi Oyinbrakemi told me I can be a great wrestler. She supports me on and off the mat likewise Coach Victor Kodei, a United World Wrestling (UWW) Africa instructor”, Oborududu noted.
Over twenty wrestlers are expected to battle in the 68kg female wrestling event at the Africa Championships in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria from February 7th to 11th, 2018.