The Federal Government has commended wrestlers, who represented Nigeria at the just-concluded African Senior Wrestling Championships in Hammamet, Tunisia, for their excellent performance.
The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare gave the commendation in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
The Nigerian contingent won nine gold, four silver and two bronze medals.
Interestingly, the women’s team led by Blessing Oborududu reclaimed the top spot on the continent that they lost to Tunisia at the previous edition held in Casablanca, Morocco.
Dare, while commending the team, urged the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) led by former Olympic champion Daniel Igali to keep up the hard work and sustain the progressive momentum.
“The ministry is proud of what you have done and wants you to keep this progressive momentum going.
“Sustaining this momentum will ensure that wrestling can get Nigeria on the podium again at the 2024 Olympics in Paris as was the case at Tokyo 2020,” the Minister said.