Oborududu appeals for individual, corporate support ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympics
African champion, Blessing Oborududu says she still awaits sponsorship deals in the form of the adopt-an-athlete initiative of the Ministry of Sports and Development to enable her qualify for the Olympics in the forthcoming Africa/Oceania qualifiers holding between March 13 and 19 in Morocco.
Nigeria’s crack wrestling team set for African Championships
The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has announced a strong team of 15 athletes that will fly the country’s flag at the 2020 African Wrestling Championships in Algiers, Algeria, from February 3-9.
Igali excited with wrestlers’ performance in Rome
President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, is excited by the performances of Odunayo Adekuoroye and Blessing Oborududu at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series...
Nigerian wrestlers, Adekuoroye, Oborududu rise in world rankings
Commonwealth champion, Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) has moved one step up in the latest rankings, and is now the second-best wrestler in the world in her weight class...
Cash-strapped NWF may miss 2019 African Wrestling Championships
Team Nigeria may miss the 2019 African Senior Wrestling Championships slated for Hammamet, Tunisia from March 26 to 31 due to lack of funds. According to the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), athletes registration closed yesterday even when the federation had not purchased the licences of her wrestlers and secured accommodation fees ahead of the…
Adekuoroye strikes gold in Germany
As part of preparations by the Nigeria Wrestling Federation toward hoisting the country’s flag at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, medal hopeful, Odunayo Adekuoroye...
Nigeria’s wrestlers set for Germany, Bulgaria grand prix
Team Nigeria’s wrestling squad is set6 for a road show, which will see them participate in a grand prix event in Dormagen, Germany and the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov ranking series tournament in Bulgaria.
With sponsors, we would have harvested medals in Budapest, says Daniel Igali
Following the recent not-too-impressive feat of the country’s team at the World Wrestling Championship in Budapest, Hungary, the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) president, Daniel Igali, has attributed the dismal outing to paucity of funds, which never allowed the athletes to have enough competitions to be able to compete well at major championships. In this session…
Oborududu, Onyebuchi crash out in Budapest
The hope of Team Nigeria returning home with a medal at the on-going Senior World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, suffered a set back yesterday, as both Blessing Oborududu and Blessing Onyebuchi were eliminated.
Adekuoroye leads Nigeria’s quest for medals at Budapest 2018 World Wrestling Championship
World silver medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye, Commonwealth medallists, Blessing Oborududu, Aminat Adeniyi and Blessing Onyebuchi will begin their quest for medals at this year’s World Wrestling Championships holding in Budapest, Hungary. The competition, which started on Saturday, will end on October 28. According to the Nigeria Wrestling Federation’s (NWF) Media Officer, Emeka Dennar, both Oborududu and…
Igali bemoans paucity of fund as Oborududu, others shine
President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Mr. Daniel Igali has expressed delight at the performance of the four athletes that represented the nation at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in Brakpan, South Africa. The championship was held between December 14 and 17. In a text message to The Guardian, Igali said the nation won four medals…