The Nigeria Armwrestling Federation (NAWF) has said the maiden edition of Rafiu Ladipo Armwrestling Championship will hold on 26th March, 2016 in Lagos.
According to the president NAWF, Olatunji Jackson said plans has been concluded and will not suffer further postponement.
naaijacombatcorner recalls that the competition was earlier slated for 12th December, 2015, but was shifted due to logistics issues.
Jackson said that 16 weight categories would be competed for at the one-day championship.
He said that the federation intended to engage its armwrestlers in all the competitions in the calendar for the year.
Jackson said that the championships would be used as a selection process for armwrestlers to represent the country at the forthcoming African Armwrestling Championships holding in Cairo, Egypt, from April 26 to April 29.
He added that the federation plans to feature at various international championships rendering from; Amsterdam Festival Armwrestling, World Eliminating Armwrestling Championships, Gulley Armwrestling, U.S., 36th World Armwrestling Championships in Hungary and the Owerri Community Open Championships.
Jackson, however, appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to partner the armwrestling federation to put it in spotlight.