The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has released a programme of activities it intends to accomplish in the coming year.
The programme released at the just-concluded board meeting of the Federation in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, comprises both local and international competitions intended to keep the athletes busy throughout the calendar year (2019) as they vie for honours and also seek qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The activities will commence with the registration and licensing of the wrestlers by their respective State associations and wrestling clubs on 1st January and subsequent affiliation of the States/Clubs to the governing body, NWF.
Local camping for the wrestlers will commence a day later, on 2nd January.
Nigeria will take part in her first tournament of the New Year – the Matteo Pellicone Senior Ranking Series – from 15th to 18th January in Rome, Italy, which will be followed by the National Olympic Trials in Yenagoa/Abuja from 27th to 31st of the same month.