Weightlifting federation begins All Africa Games’ build-up

WeightliftingThe Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) yesterday revealed that it has started its preparations for the All Africa Games billed for Congo later this year.

The NWF, which met last week in Abuja, disclosed that it has resolved to hold a national trial at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium Ibadan where the lifters that would fly the country’s flag would be selected.

NWF vice chairman, Alhaji Yaya Mohammed, said the Ibadan trials will run from June 30 to July 4, adding that though time was not on the side of the weightlifting federation, it would do everything possible to ensure that Nigeria performed well in weightlifting at the Congo games.

“Our build up starts in Ibadan with the national trials where we expect all the 36 states and FCT to feature. Immediately after that, we will invite those selected to camp.” The NWF vice president added that the body would work closely with the National Sports Commission (NSC) ahead of the All Africa Games.

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