Meet Africa 61Kg Category Champion- Amas Daniel

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Name;                 Amas Daniel
Born;                   26th, April  1990
Weight;              61Kg
State;                  Bayelsa (Anyama)
Nationality;     Nigerian

Medals won by Amas at various tournaments

Gold at the Africa Junior Championship in Cairo, Egypt (2010)

Silver at the Africa Junoir Championship in Senegal (2011)

Silver at the Africa senior championship in Morocco (2014)

Bronze at the commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland (2014)

Silver at the Africa championship in Alexandra, Egypt (2015)

Gold at the 11th All Africa Games held in Congo Brazzaville (2015)

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Veteran Judokas makes SOS call to DG NSC, Yakmut

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Nigeria Judokas at the just concluded All Africa Games in Congo, Brazzaville. ‘THE WORST EVER. POSSIBLE COURSES’ by Francis Agber Adaa

FIGHT FOR CONTROL
It is said that a house divided against itself can not stand.
This has manifested before our very own eyes through the dismal performance of our sport at the 11th All African Games 2015. The fight for control set d pace for a woeful performance ever recorded.

THE CAMP
A 3 star hotel situated in Wuse,the heart of Abuja. The terrain is so busy that one began to wonder it’s convenience for a camp of this nature. There was not enough camping period, and then to add salt to injury, a touch not my anointed group of judokas conveniently influenced d training program to suit their tempo n style.
Two camp trials where conducted. The first was Randori while d second was Ne- waza. Never heard of a ne-waza trial until now. Well, judokas never had enough combatant exercise for exploits at the games.

THE UMARU MUSA FACTOR
When i made some noise concerning Coach Umaru’s inclusion in camp based on his technical soundness and number of players, it was as if I was a dog barking and a bone was thrown at me to shut me up. With 4 players on the team, Umaru Musa was only invited to “coolu temper” and later dropped just at d point of departure. Well, 2 out of d 3 bronze medals won came from his girls Franca Audu 52 kg and Fatima Bashir.48 kg.

” coach, now that u have been dropped, am not sure of winning d gold medal”.

These were Franca Audu’s words, and so it was. Only Umaru Musa would have been able to read their games and second them to victory. So should Umaru and his cohorts say ” ntoorrrrrr”? No! We will not because we love the game and will continue to speak out till d lost glory is recovered.

REFEREEING
Officially, only Prof. De-souza was to accompany d Nigerian judo team. However, Mrs Grace Dooter Gom somehow found her way to d games.

My worry here is, with all d IJF Referees we have, how come d French speaking countries carry along larger numbers of accompanying referees thereby dominating and suppressing our teams always?

This one man show of International referee participation will continue to make our IJF Referees only barge carriers without any impact on our international relevance.

If only we had more representation, maybe our judoka wouldn’t have been walked over. Sports politics.

Finally, it is very sad to let you know that judo is no longer a favorite sport when it comes to harvest of medals at international outings. We might never see d Olympics again unless we uproot all d cancerous cells in judo. We know una! I rest my case.

They called on the The Director-General, National Sports Commission (NSC), Mallam Alhassan Yakmut to wade into the issue to avert future occurrence of terrible outing

Tochukwu Okeke storms South Korea for World Military Games

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Nigeria Greco Roman champion 75Kg, Tochukwu Okeke has arrived South Korea ahead of the world military games.

The 6th edition of the world military games is scheduled to hold between 4th to 11th October, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea.

It will be recalled that Tochukwu Okeke, An army private of Army Headquarters Garrison Physical Training Group, defeated Perefeya Kiribien of Bayelsa State in Greco-Roma 75 Kilogramme weight category to earn a gold medal at the All Africa Games trials held at Abuja.

The Nigerian Army wrestling team will feature one Greco roman wrestler, Tochukwu Okeke and one freestyle Clement Solikume to be guided by the Nigeria Wrestling Greco Roman coach Godswill Tiebiri.

Godswill Tiebiri who set a record at the just concluded All Africa Games said he will do the Nigeria Army proud.

The competition will kick start on the 5th October after weighting in

Aftermath AAG ; Target met and Mission Accomplished- Purity

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After the explosive performance of the female wrestlers at the just concluded All Africa Games, female coach, Purity Akuh has expressed great delight over the medal haul of the athletes in Congo.

Speaking with naijacombatcorner, purity said that expectations were high but the girls surprised the Nigeria Wrestling Federation by all securing a place in their respective finals and winning 5 gold medals out of the categories.

Purity said “I’m delighted am very happy. I must be frank with you I am full of joy”.

“Sometimes it happens like that, we had 8 finalists and we settled for 5 gold medals and 3 silver, which is a great thing. The girls left no stone unturned and am sure with this form of theirs, the sky is just the starting point, he added.

On the preparations for the Rio 2016 summer Olympics, Purity said the training will start in earnest (next 2 weeks) in other to secure all the available Olympic slot adding that the federation are planning for the Olympic qualifiers in Algeria next year (2016)

He ended that “by the grace of God Nigeria will feature in the 6 categories in the Olympics we are working closely with the president and the Technical Crew and am sure we will snatch all the slot”.

Wrestling runs in my ‘veins’- Abraham Onyemelusi

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Nigeria’s Greco Roman wrestler, Abraham Onyemelusi (80Kg) disclosed what motivated him at the games was the passion he have for wrestling.

The debutant who won a Bronze at the just concluded All Africa Games in Congo, Brazzaville said that he had always wanted to be a champion since he started wrestling at a tender ages.

Onyemelusi said “what actually motivated me at the games is the passion i have for wrestling. I want to be a Champion, I want to be an Africa Champion and also a World Champion”.

“I did not go to Congo to get a bronze medal, I wanted a gold but unfortunately, i was  able to secure a bronze, I know that i performed above expectation.  Any way, I give thanks to God”, he noted.

He stated that his intention is not attached to the monetary gain in the sport adding that he was born a wrestler.

He called on relevant stakeholders in his state and the country to give Nigeria wrestlers necessary support in moving the nation forward.

Ahead of next year’s Olympic qualifiers, Onyemelusi said his targett is to feature in the Greco Roman category promising the federation of better performances if given the chance

Cross River hails representatives at the 11th All Africa Games in Congo

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The Director of sports Cross River state, Dr Jude Amadi has congratulated the state National coaches and two athletes who made Cross River proud at the just concluded 11th All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo.

In a statement signed by the Cross River State Wrestling Secretary, Rosemary Usang, Cross River produced a Greco roman coach, Godswill Tiebiri, assistant female coach, Hapiness Brutu, Gold medalist Emmanuel Nworie and Bronze medalist, Abraham Onyemelusi at the All African games in Congo.

Cross River State wrestling team is thanking God for Coach Godswill Tiebiri and Coach Hapiness Brutu our National Coaches at the All Africa Games” the statement said

“We congratulate Emmanuel Nworie the Gold medalist and Abraham Onyemelusi who won the bronze medal. Welcome home our heroes” it added.

It is worthy  of note that Emmanuel restored Nigeria’s confidence in the Greco Roman category as he won a gold medal after 20years of it’s drought.

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Hendrix set for Indonesia Wushu Kungfu Competition

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Nigerian born fighter, Henry Hendrix says he will participate at the 13th worldwide Wushu Kungfu international competition in Indonesia, Jakarta scheduled to hold between 11th-18th November, 2015.

Hendrix who won four medals at the 8th Worldwide Wushu Kungfu Taijiquan International Competition in Shanghai, China assured Nigerians of three (3) gold medals.

“I have been training like spirit,two hours jogging every day, two thousand set up,500 push up and I’m conditioning my body so hard to defeat other participants”, Hendrix said.

The Edo born fighter will be working with Jet lee in his next movie in Australia, likewise in Jackie Chan movie which will be shot in America next year.

Movie stars such as Jackie Chan and Jet lee will be present at the Wushu Kungfu international competition in Indonesia

Indonesia is the biggest,jet lee is coming and Jackie Chan looking for champion to work with in his movies

AAG fallout; Godswill Tiebiri sets record in Congo

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Nigeria’s Greco Roman coach, Godswill Tiebiri at the concluded 11th All Africa Games in Brazzaville Congo, has emerged one of the few wrestling coaches to have won gold medals during their active participation as an athlete and coach.

In 1995, Godswill Tiebiri had won a gold medal at the  6th All-Africa Games in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The Greco roman coach said he was astonished as Emmanuel Nworie won a gold medal during the just concluded games.

“Before the games, the Nigeria wrestling federation had wanted to invite a foreign Greco roman coach to mentor the wrestlers, but due to the confidence the president (Igali) had in the coaching crew, he suspended the idea and agreed to await  the outcome of the games. And i’m happy we did not fail the president” Tiebiri said.

“For Ituru Oke (Silver medalist 66Kg), Abraham Onyemelusi (Bronze medalist 80Kg) and Samuel Nathaniel (Bronze medalist 85Kg), we are going to pay more attention on them to see what they have to offer” noted Tiebiri

The Greco Roman coach advised all the medalist not to relent as the battle for the Olympics slot just began

AAG fall out; Nworie ends 20 years Gold drought in Congo

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Nigeria’s 71Kg Greco Roman wrestler, Emmanuel Nworie won a gold to end a 20 year drought in Greco Roman for the country.

Nworie began the gold medal chase for Nigeria as he claimed the first medal in the wrestling event for Nigeria at the games.

It will be recalled that Nigeria previous gold medal was won by Godswill Tiebiri (now a coach) at the  6th All-Africa Games played from 13 to 23 September 1995 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Speaking with naija combat corner, Nworie said he was delighted to be the one to bring back the lost glory for Nigeria in the Greco Roman style.

He added that before the All Africa Games, the Greco roman style was looked down upon, commending his coaches for the psychological supports during the games.

“Am happy and glad that Nigeria is now reckoned with in the Greco roman style and am assuring Nigerian that i will keep up the burning spirit” he said.

Emmanuel was a Gold medalist at the Africa Junior Championship held Cairo, Egypt (2010).

Nigeria Wrestlers bags 6 gold, 4 Silver and 2 bronze in Female Freestyle and Greco Roman

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Nigeria Wrestling team in Congo increased team Nigeria medal tally after winning a total of 12 medals in the Greco Roman  and female wrestling at the ongoing All Africa Games

The female freestyle had 5 Gold medals and 3 silver coming from, Debutant, Mercy Genesis​ (48Kg), 2015 World Wrestling bronze medalist, Odunayo Adekuoroye​ (53Kg), Opuene Patience (55Kg), 2014 commonwealth gold medalist,  Aminat Adeniyi​ (55Kg) and six times Africa champion, Blessing Oborududu​ (63Kg) secured  5 gold medals for team Nigeria while; Reuben Hannah​ (69Kg), Ebi James (60Kg) and Blessing Onyebuchi​ (75Kg) had silver medals.

Earlier, the Greco Roman secure four medals coming from Emmanuel Nworie (71Kg) gold medal, Oke Ituru (66Kg) silver, while Abraham Onyemelusi (80Kg) and Nathaneil Samuel (85Kg) won bronze medals.