Olympics Wrestling Qualifier; Nigeria Wrestling team frustrated by Turkish embassy

Blessing Onyebuchi

The Turkish embassy in Abuja yesterday (Wednesday), denied the Nigeria Wrestling Team visa to leave the shores of the country.

Nigeria female wrestler, Blessing Onyebuchi is the nation’s only representative to participate in 2nd 2016 Olympics Games qualifying tournament scheduled to hold between 6 -8 May, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey and to be accompanied by the Head coach, Victor Kodei.

The event is the final qualification tournament for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

According to President NWF, Igali expressed disappointment with the approach of the embassy’s personal.

Igali explained that as a nation individuals must be treated with respect and not to be left unattended to.

Igali disclosed that his worry is that Onyebuchi will not be settled adding that upon arrival in Turkey today (Thursday night) she will have to rush every of her activities like weighing and the rest.

Also speaking, Kodei said he is not happy with the treatment stressing that the embassy will be held responsible if any thing negative happens in Turkey.

“She would have acclimatized with the weather already by now but it is unfortunate we will be rushing every of our activities when we get to Istanbul”, Kodei said

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