The Chairman Nigeria Wrestling Referee Association, Yusuf Usman will be the only Nigeria referee to officiate at the ongoing 2016 African Wrestling Championship taking place in Alexandria, Egypt.
The 2014 Commonwealth referee arrived Egypt on Tuesday with Nigeria Greco Roman wrestler, Emmanuel Nworie.
The Bauchi born referee will participate at the 2016 Referees’ course (Type IV and V) after missing two crucial officiating courses in 2015.
Usman who was the only Nigerian referee invited to officiate at the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo was awarded best judge at the 2015 Africa Championship held in the city of Alexandra, Egypt.
He featured at the 2013 commonwealth championship held in South Africa Johannesburg.
Usman had in the past participated in 18 African International wrestling competitions.