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President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali has applauded the impressive performance of Nigerian female wrestlers after they secured six final spots at the ongoing 13th African Games in Accra, Ghana.

Blessing Oborodudu and Odunayo Adekuroye led the list of finalists.

The quartet of Hannah Reuben, Ogunsanya Christianah, Mercy Genesis and Esther Kolowale also made it to the final in their respective events.

“I’ve been very impressed with the way they wrestled and I think if they continue in that trajectory Nigeria should be hopeful of many many gold medals in the evening,” Igali stated.

“I thank Nigerians, particularly the Bayelsa State Government, for always supporting our activities and we hope to make everyone proud later when the final matches resume.”

Igali also praised President Bola Tinubu for his magnanimity towards sportsmen.

The former Olympian urged the President to reward athletes who excel at the games.

“The President has set a precedence of rewarding silver medalists because that’s what he did with the Super Eagles at AFCON and I hope that would be extended,” he added.

“I’m happy that these wrestlers are now eligible for such gesture, which will serve as more motivation for other athletes across the country.”

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