By; Ayo Ojedokun, Lagos.
Plans have been concluded for the Sports Minister, Hon Solomon Dalung alongside the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson to commission the Dynamite Recreation Centre in Yenegoa, Bayelsa on Saturday.
President Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali,disclosed this with NNSports that the Executive Governor of Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson and President Nigeria Olympic Committee, Eng Habu Gumel will also be in attendance.
Avcording to the 2000 Sydney Olympic gold medalist, the centre is not only to bring up future athletes that will represent the country in subsequent tournaments but win medals too.
Igali noted that future Champions are made when the younger generations are interested in any sports 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 of can discover the hidden talents of these kids”, the Bayelsa legislator said.
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.