Nigeria Wrestling representatives could not make it to this year’s Copa Brazil Cup tournament due to the non release of funds.
The 2015 Copa Brazil Tournament billed for December 7 to 11 will not have 11 Nigeria wrestlers in attendance because the Ministry of Youth and Sports could not meet up with the deadline of Sunday.
The tournament which is part of the warm up exercise ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics qualifiers in Alexandra, Egypt will miss world class wrestlers in Brazil.
Nigeria wrestlers who ought to participate at the tourney includes, female category; Mercy Genesis, Aminat Adeniyi, Blessing Oborududu, Hannah Reuben, Blessing Onyebuchi, Male Greco Roman; Emmanuel Nwori, Tochukwu Okeke, and Male freestyle wrestler; Welson Ebikewenimo , Amas Daniel, Melvin Bibo and Soso Tamara.
Earlier, the minister for Youth and Sports of Nigeria, Barrister Solomon Dalong visited the athletes to access the level of preparation.
The team was decamped on Tuesday morning.