As the Nigeria Wrestling Federation prepares for the 2016 Africa Championship billed for Alexandra Egypt, Team Nigeria spirit is on a high key as the squad currently harbors commonwealth gold medalists as well as world wrestling bronze medalists.
In camp is Anambra born wrestler, Nwoye Ifeoma who won Team Nigeria a gold medal at the 2010 commonwealth games held in Delhi India as well as a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth games held in Glasgow, Scotland.
Ondo state duo, Adekuoroye Odunayo and Adeniyi Aminat present won gold medals a piece for the nation at the 2014 Commonwealth games held in Glasgow, Scotland.
It will be recalled that Adekuoroye won a bronze medal at the 2010 commonwealth games in the 48Kg
Adekuoroye also won double bronze medals at the 2015 World Wrestling Championship held in Las Vegas, USA and the Golden Grand Prix held in Baku Azerbaijan.
Also in camp is a veteran wrestler Iheanacho Ifeoma who won a bronze medal at the World Wrestling Championship back to back in 2009 Herning, Denmark and 2010 Moscow, Russia and also a bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth games.
Six (6) times African Champion; Blessing Oborududu who Silver at the 2010 Commonwealth games in Delhi, India and Bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow, Scotland is not left out.
Oborududu was in 2012 London Olympics but was edged out in the quarterfinals by Monika Michalik.
Rueben Hannah and Onyebuchi Blessing won bronze medals at the 2014 Commonwealth games held in Glasgow, Scotland.
Others are Nweke Rosemary (participated at the 2014 commonwealth games), Genesis Mercy (Gold medalist at the 2015 All Africa Games), and Makanjuola Bisola (Silver medalist at the 2013 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship).