Olympics Qualifier; Igali furious at Turkish embassy over denial of visa to wrestler

 

Onyebuchi Blessing goes downPresident, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali has expressed dissatisfaction over the denial of visa to Blessing Onyebuchi (75Kg) to attend the final Olympic qualifiers in Istanbul, Turkey.

Igali said he will send a strongly worded protest letter to the International Olympic Committee regarding the Olympic disenfranchisement.

In a chat with naijacombatcorner, Igali disclosed that he spent two days at the Turkish embassy trying to secure a visas for onyebuchi and Head coach NWF, Victor Kodei.

“ I am just leaving the Turkish Embassy in Abuja after two days (Wednesday and Thursday) of trying to get visas for Onyebuchi Blessing, 75kg female wrestler and coach Victor Kodei who were scheduled to attend the last Olympic wrestling qualifying tournament in Istanbul from May 6 to May 8.

President Nigeri Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali

This has sadly brought an end all the efforts of an athlete who worked so hard for an opportunity to attempt to qualify for the Olympics and become an Olympian for her country.

“That Turkey of all countries can deny visa to Nigerian athletes after fulfilling all laid down protocols. It is humiliating.

“ I will be sending a strongly worded protest letter to the International Olympic Committee regarding this Olympic disenfranchisement,” the NWF president said.

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3 thoughts on “Olympics Qualifier; Igali furious at Turkish embassy over denial of visa to wrestler

  1. MICKLEM EMECHETE-ATTOH

    That is how low some of these Chicken/Turkey countries treat us. What is the reaction of the minister of sports. Can this lady come out of this sadness ever.
    If she were a Migrab she will go mental.
    l wish l were in Abuja, l would have made sure that wrestlers go there and make sure that no one enters or comes out of that embassy ‘cos that is what they would have done to our embassy if this happened in their country.

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