Wrestlers compete in the Senegalese traditional wrestling match
Wrestlers compete in the Senegalese traditional wrestling match "Le Choc" at Demba Diop Stadium, Dakar, capital of Senegal, April 5, 2015. Thousands of audience have watched the biggest match here on Sunday at the beginning of the wrestling season with the most famous wrestlers Balla Gaye 2 and Eumeu Sene competing. Eumeu Sene won the match at last. (Xinhua/Li Jing)

President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation Daniel Igali told reporters in Lagos it decided to open camp this week for the wrestlers because the Federal Ministry of Sports was taking too long to announce the take off date for training of the Olympians.

“The federation can no longer wait for the Ministry of Sports’ pre-Olympic official camping. The Olympics would hold in August and preparations for camping and even for training tours are yet to commence,” said the local wrestling federation boss.

He said the date earlier fixed by the federal ministry of sports for the commencement of camping had lapsed, adding the wrestlers will remain at the federation’s camp, pending the time the ministry comes up with its camp.

Igali said the seven wrestlers already invited to camp include two males and five females who qualified for the Olympic Games. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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