Adekuoroye, Oborududu lead 14 others to Tunisia


Commonwealth Games gold medallists –  Odu-nayo Adekuoroye and Blessing Oborududu will lead 14 others to the 2019 African Wrestling Championship holding in Hammamet, Tunisia.

In the 16-man list released by the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), eight-time African champion Oborududu will be aiming for another record feat in Tunisia and will be competing in the 68kg of the women’s freestyle.

Adekuoroye who is ranked fourth in the world in the women’s 57kg will also be in action. Others include another Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Aminat Adeniyi who will compete in the 62kg.

Other members of the women’s team are Genesis Mercy (50kg), Nweke Rosemary (53kg), Kolawole Esther (55kg), Nwoye Ifeoma (59kg), Balogun Sunmisola (65kg), Hannah Reuben (72kg) and Onyebuchi Blessing (76kg).

The men’s team has Welson Ebikewenimo (57kg), Amas Daniel (65kg), Nworie Emmanuel (71kg), John Emmanuel (74kg), Agiomor Ekerekeme (79kg) and Bibo Melvin (86kg).

The team will be handled by the duo of Purity Akun and Victor Kodei, while the NWF President, Daniel Igali will lead the contingent to the North African nation today.

However, Igali told NationSport that team is poised to defend the title it won at the 2018 edition in Rivers State.