Nigerian wrestlers Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) and Commonwealth champion Blessing Oborududu (68kg), will be joined by three other elite female wrestlers to the 2020 Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in the Italian city of Rome.
Adekuoroye in an exclusive chat with brila.net stated that its a ranking series, just like a pre-competition before the Olympics and she will be there to wrestle and be in the game again before going for Africa championship next month.
The wrestlers along with head coach of the female national team Purity Akuh will depart the Muritala Mohammed International Airport Lagos on Tuesday, 14th January aboard an Egypt Air flight ahead of the tournament which runs from 15th to 18th January.
In Rome, the five wrestlers – all gold medalists at the 12th African Games in Morocco – will be contesting for crucial ranking points which will boost their seeding at the 2020 Olympics in Japan later this year.
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