With the outbreak of the coronavirus which is ravaging some major countries around the world, the president of Nigerian Weightlifting Federation, Mohammed Yaya has advised weightlifters to continue with their training program.
In a telephone chat with the NWF President, who is constantly in touch with the Olympic Weightlifting hopefuls, emphasized that despite the cancellation of the African Weightlifting championship the federation will not rent on their part.
Yaya hinted that the African Championship would serve as Olympic qualifier, promising that Team Nigeria will give a good representation at the tournament. Recall that Team Nigeria won 6 gold, 3 silver medals in Weightlifting events at 12th edition of the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morroco.
Source: NCN Sports Editor, Ugochukwu Okeiyi