NWF set for maiden Champion of Champions tournament in Bayelsa

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has concluded plans to stage the first ever Champion of Champions tournament in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

The invitational tournament, which will feature the top 5 wrestlers in the six Olympic weight classes in Women Wrestling and Freestyle events, will take place at the ultra-modern Theatre of Wrestling Complex, Yenizue Gene from 15th to 18th January, 2021 under strict Covid-19 compliance.

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It would mark the return to competition for Nigerian wrestlers, who last competed at the 2020 African Senior Wrestling Championships in Algeria nearly a year ago due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Champions invitational tourney will help put the country’s Olympic hopefuls in prime shape and ready for the 2021 African Championships and Africa/Oceania Olympic qualifiers both in El Jadida, Morocco in early April.

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