Road to Rio; Nigeria Wrestlers likely to camp in Cuba says NOC

Nigeria Wrestling team at the 2016 Olympics qualifiers

There are strong indications that the Nigeria Wrestling Federation may embark on its camping exercise in Cuba ( North America) ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The Nigeria Wrestling team will present seven (7) athletes at the 2016 Olympics consisting of 5 female and 2 male wrestlers.

The Secretary-General, Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Tunde Popoola, gave the hint in Lagos.

“When we look at wrestling, we know Cuba is one of the best places for training because they have superb facilities”, Popoola said.

Popoola said a meeting consisting of sports federations’ presidents and the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung on the forthcoming Rio Olympic Games will hold April 11.

He said that they are all working in a synergy but it involves collective idea sharing adding that no individual can take decisions when it comes to Olympics.

The secretary-general said that specific training programmes would be made available to each sport in a specific training institution.

He added that the seven centers that Nigerian contingent would use had been identified.

Nigeria will feature in seven sports; table tennis, wrestling, basketball, athletics, canoe slalom, rowing and football.


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