Belts, Trophies For BRF Wrestlemania Land In Lagos

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The Local Organising Committee, LOC, of the BRF Wrestlemania 2010 has taken delivery of golden belts and trophies meant for the winners in the forthcoming Intercontinental Wrestling Championship, which will take place in Lagos, Nigeria.

The tournament will be held across eleven centres in Lagos from 31 October through 13 November, this year.

Coordinator of the championship, Alhaji Hameed Mohammed, told P.M.Sports that the LOC, headed by Primate Charles Odugbesi took delivery of seven belts and three trophies this week.

“The belts and trophies came to Lagos aboard a British Airways Sunday night and were cleared at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja. The belts will be given to winners in the extra heavyweight, super heavyweight, heavyweight middleweight, cruiserweight, royal rumble and the ladies’ categories.

“We want to give the three trophies to the best wrestler of the tournament, winner in the most brutal fight and the best costume wrestler. The belts are designed with the inscription of Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola’s pictures and various images of the colours of some countries. We are planning to present the belts to the Governor before the week runs out,” Mohammed said.

He also revealed that the LOC is expecting the delivery of two model wrestling rings, five award plagues and 50 medals by next week.

“We want to give the awards and the medals to deserving Lagosians who have done so much to the development of sports in the state,” he said.

He also shed more light on the preparation of the wrestlers for the championship, packaged to honour Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola for his contribution to sports development in the country.

He said: “With the information at the disposal of the LOC, the foreign wrestlers are preparing very well for the competition and they have assured us that they will hit Lagos any time from now.

“Our official hotel, Durban Hotel in Ogba, Lagos has also assured us of its readiness to give the best hospitality for the wrestlers. So we are ready to host the world.”

—Taiwo Adelu