The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) will officially unveil its team to the 2018 Commonwealth Games today in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State. The event is scheduled to take place at the Daniel Igali Recreation Centre at Yenizuegene, Yenegoa by 1.00 p.m. Meanwhile, the Nigerian wrestling camp is bubbling with confidence ahead of the quadrennial multi-sport event, which runs from April 4 to 15 in Gold Coast, Australia. The wrestlers, who are expected to depart Nigeria for Australia on April 2, are currently in Yenagoa finalising preparations for the Games. Head coach of the female team, Purity Akuh said the wrestlers were in good shape and ready to make the country proud in Australia.“Honestly, I really want to thank the Almighty God because the team is in good spirit, one love and very peaceful in camp” he said. “And I must be very frank with you, everyday they keep impressing me, they keep listening to my instructions especially on the strategies we plan to use against the Indians and Canadians, who are our likely tough opponents (at the Games).
So they are really responding to training; even when I want to take the training to like 50, 60 per cent, they will take it from me and take it to like 80, 90 per cent.“So I’m very optimistic that the female team will do very well at the Commonwealth Games.”