The President of United World Wrestling Africa, Fouad Meskout will be on a visit to Nigeria between 25th-27th of July, to inspect facilities ahead of 2018 Africa Senior Wrestling Championship.
President Meskout will be received by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung and the NOC President in Port Harcourt – proposed state for the championship next year.
The wrestling president will inspect the standard of facilities at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, after which a decision will be taken about hosting rights. Nigeria Wrestling President, Daniel Igali expressed his optimism concerning the possibility of Nigeria winning the hosting rights for 2018, reiterating the benefits to be gained by hosting the championship.
“Hosting the championship in February 2018, will help to develop our sporting facilities and as well, broaden the horizon of wrestling in Nigeria,” – Igali
Aside vying to host the wrestling championship, Port Harcourt will also stage the 21st edition of the African Senior Athletics Championships, February 2018.
Team Nigeria won a total of 8 medals at the 2017 Africa Senior Wrestling Championship held in April in Morocco.