Sunday Dare Commends Nigerian Wrestlers for Excellent Outing in Tunisia


The Sports Minister Sunday Dare has commended the wrestlers who represented Nigeria at the just concluded African Senior Wrestling Championships in Hammamet, Tunisia for their excellent performance.

The Nigerian contingent won nine gold, four silver and two bronze medals and the women team led by Blessing Oborududu reclaimed the top spot on the continent that they lost to Tunisia at the previous edition held in Casablanca, Morocco.

Dare urged the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) led by former Olympic champion Daniel Igali to keep up their hard work and sustain the progressive momentum so that wrestling can fetch the country another podium finish at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

“The Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development is proud of all you have done and wants you to keep this progressive momentum going so that wrestling can get Nigeria on the podium again at the 2024 Olympics in Paris as was the case at Tokyo 2020,” the Minister said.