By Solomon NWOKE, Warri
BAYELSA state wrestling coach, Ebikebina Sunday has tipped his wrestlers to outshine their foes at the Chief E K Clark National Open Championship holding in Warri. He boasted that they were the undisputed champions in Greco Roman style of wrestling in Nigeria.
“We have wrestlers in all the ten weight categories. We a sure of picking more gold and few silver medals. We are defending champions in the national open championship even though, Chief E K Clark is making its debut in the wrestling federation calendar. We are hope to take the overall trophy back to Bayelsa state.
“Delta are defending champions in the National Sports Festival, where the championship is restricted to only fresh athletes. But here is a no-holds- bar championship where both the new and the old champions meet.”
He however listed the states that would pose a threat to his state as Delta, Plateau, Edo and perhaps Lagos and Ogun, but reaffirmed that they would weather the storms when the chips are down.
The Olympian commended the organizers of the E K Clark championship especially, the new President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Dr Daniel Igali and Delta State for their initiative.
He said if other states can emulate this trend, wrestling in the country would be better.