HEAD Coach, Bayelsa State wrestling team, Victor Kodei has assured that the best wrestlers will be selected to represent the state at the forthcoming Governor Wike National Wrestling Challenge Cup which holds at the Rivers State Indoor Sports Complex, Port Harcourt the Rivers capital city from November 23 to 30, 2017.
The competition sponsored by the Governor of Rivers State, Neysom Wike is a prelude to the 2018 Cadet, Junior and Senior African Wrestling Championships that will hold in Port Harcourt, next year.
In a chat with NationSport, Kodei who is also the head coach of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation said Team Bayelsa’s target is to dominate the championship in every weight categories.
“Our preparation is in top gear for the championship and we will present a very strong team. We have been dominating major national championships in the country for a very long time and the Wike Wrestling Champions Cup won’t be an exception. We will be competing in Cadet, Junior and senior and woman wrestling.
“Like we have always done in the past, newly discovered talents will be given the opportunities to represent the state, while old wrestlers including national, African and commonwealth will also be on parade and are expected to do the state proud,” the former National, African and Commonwealth Wrestling champion told NationSport.
A total of 90 weight classes with wrestlers competing for honours in all three styles (Greco-Roman, Female Wrestling and Men’s Freestyle) in the Cadet, Junior and Senior with 10 new weight categories each for all the styles.