By Solomon Nwoke, Warri
Delta State Sports Commission, Pinnick Amaju has said that Delta State decided to organize the National Open Wrestling Championship in honour of Chief E K Clark, who he described a symbol of unity in Nigeria.
Amaju, who was at the Brown Hills Events Centre venue to inspect facilities, in readiness for the competition, starting today with a Greco-Roman style of wrestling, gave kudos to the organizers and said that the state was very passionate about wrestling.
“We are passionate about giving our best in everything that we do. The facilities on ground here are almost of Olympic standard.
We also feel that if Nigeria must make hay in wrestling that we must organize tournaments of this kind of quality and that is why we are very excited bout using Chief E K Clark’s name”
“We thank him for his generosity for allowing us to use his name because he’s a symbol of unity in this country and he is somebody, who is very passionate about sports and that is also why we decided to use his name .
“Chief E K Clark Open Wrestling Championship has been instituted and there will be many more editions of this Championship because it has come to stay,” added Amaju, who recalled that Delta has always been a dominant force in wrestling.
“ At the last National Sports Festival in Lagos, Delta won six gold medals. We won four gold medals in Rivers and five gold medals in the Kaduna editions of the Sports Festival.
We have always been dominating, so we want to keep dominating and this is a very solid ground for the discovery of raw talents in wrestling. Our wrestlers are always motivated to do heir best,” he said.