Dalung, Gov Dickson to commission Wrestling Center in Yenegoa
The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung will commission the Dynamite Recreation Centre in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State on Saturday, 11th March, 2017.
President Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali who revealed this to NationSport said the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson and President Nigeria Olympic Committee, Eng Habu Gumel will also be in attendance.
The 2000 Sydney Olympic gold medalist said the centre is not only to bring up future athletes that will not only represent country in subsequent tournaments but win medals too.
Igali noted that future champions are made when the younger generations are interested in any sport of their choice.
“Future Champions are from recreation first of all, you have to fall in love with the sport. Secondly, take it seriously because the centre is for both beginners and experts in the sporting field”, Igali said.
Igali revealed that, “Because of what I’ve been able to become through wrestling, that is only worthwhile for me to put up a structure and recreational facility for younger kids to have the opportunity to practice their gifted sports.
“My existence is based on the profit made from wrestling as a sport. It is from physical exercise, recreation especially at the younger age can discover the hidden talents of these kids”, the Bayelsa legislator said to NationSport.
On national assignment, he explained that if there are tournaments around the corner, the facilities can be used to camp athletes before they are called fully to the camp in Abuja.