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Sunday, August 20, 2017


Nigeria has won the bid to host the 2018 Africa Wrestling Championship in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Nigeria beat Tunisia to win the hosting rights for the tourney which has been scheduled for February 7-11, 2018.

About 43 Countries are expected to compete at the tournament and it will be the first time Nigeria will be hosting since 1976.
President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Dan Igali, who is in Paris for the victory announcement and the World Championship, thanked everyone who contributed in ensuring Nigeria won the hosting rights.

“This is immense joy for wrestling in Nigeria. For us to be considered worthy to host reveals the amount of work we have been doing,” he said.
“Hosting this championship will aid in developing the sport and most importantly, provide sponsorship.”

Meanwhile, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has promised that all facilities will be in place for the hosting of the Championship.

Woke added that the possibility of building an academy in Port Harcourt was discussed with United World Wrestling –Africa boss, Fouad Meskout during his visit to the State.

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