The Ogun State Wrestling Association has concluded its trials as part of efforts to find the best athletes that will represent the state at the forthcoming National Sports Festival, NSF, in Delta State.

The trials which took place at the indoor hall of the Alake Sports Centre, Ijeja Abeokuta, attracted retired coaches, administrators, patrons of the association as well as lovers of the sport.

Speaking with journalists, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Mr Amos Ojo said the future was bright for wrestling in Ogun State based on the performance of the wrestlers during the trials.

Mr Ojo, who is a former wrestling Head coach in the state, lauded the efforts of the chairman and members of the association in developing the game and said there was the need for government to also support the association with the necessary equipment for the athletes.

Also, the head coach, Mr Adebayo Badmus explained that the trials were necessary to pick the best wrestlers that would compete with other states at the National Sports Festival, NSF in Delta State.

Mr Badmus promised to correct the mistakes noticed during the trials before the commencement of the biennial event.

The captain of the wrestling team, Agwaza Solomon who expressed worry over the poor state of facilities available for training which he said, had caused injuries to the athletes, appealed to the present administration to support the athletes with the necessary equipment.

Mr Solomon reaffirmed the determination of the wrestlers to return to the state with gold medals after the festival in Delta State.

Olusegun Folarin

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