Ighali, Two Others Return As Presidents Of Sports Federations

General Kenneth Minimah, Hon Daniel Igali and Prince Timothy Nsirim on Tuesday were re-elected as Presidents into the Nigeria Boxing, Wrestling and Judo Federations respectively.

General Minimah and Nsirim were both unopposed but Igali defeated 1st Vice Chairman UWW Africa, Chief Austin Edeze by 34 to 16 to retain his position.

In the board of the boxing federation are; Prince Kolawole Matthew (N/Central), Yila Yusuf (N/East), Ayandibu Femi (N/West),  Adewale Edun (S/West), Ogbu Theodore (S/East) and Azania Omo Agege (S/South).

While in the board of Judo are; Alhaji Damisa Suleiman (N/Central), Adamu Mamoud (N/East), Engr Suleman Aliu (N/West) and Professor Emma Mazi (S/East) as
South West could not produce a zonal representative after elections ended stalemate on four occasions.

In Wrestling, Albert Atiwurcha (N/East), Christopher Anpila (N/Central), Habib Abubakar (N/West), Prince F.A Adenekan (S/West) and Chinoye Beatrice (S/East).

Hon Daniel Igali, the newly elected president while addressing news men,
Igali vowed not to rest for the next four until he produces a gold medal at the Olympics.

He said training have been on for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is on as Blessing Oborududu and Odunayo Adekuoroye won gold medals at the Islamic Solidarity games.

He revealed that three Nigeria wrestlers will enjoy scholarship from the Commonwealth which will last for six months.

“The athletes are preparing seriously to make sure they remain fit. I use my first four years to build some athletes, this remaining four will be used to win at least two medals of any color for my country” Igali said.

“I’m not always happy when I’m around my friends and other Presidents when they brag about winning Olympic medals. I will use the last drop of my blood to see that Wrestling achieves that feat”.

“Three Nigeria Wrestlers, Blessing Oborududu, Aminat Adeniyi and Odunayo Adekuoroye have secured Commonwealth scholarships for six months and I know this will help the athletes” He said.

Igali noted that if funds are accessed, the nation will witness massive medal haul.

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