BRF Wrestlemania 2010: World Stars Hit Lagos 26 Nov


The Local Organisng Committee, LOC, of the Intercontinental Wrestling Championship,  tagged BRF Wrestlemania 2010, says invited foreign stars will start arriving Nigeria  from Friday, 26 November.

The wrestling tourney, which is being organised to honour Governor Babatunde Raji  Fashola for his commitment to sports development in the state, will hold from 28  November to 11 December.

General Coordinator of the championship, Alhaji Hammed Mohammed, told P.M.Sports  that the arrival dates of the wrestlers, who will be coming from Europe, Asia,  America and other African states, have been fixed for 26 and 27 November.

Mohammed also disclosed that the LOC, headed by Primate Charles Odugbesi has  concluded arrangements to send return tickets and 25 per cent of appearance fees to  the foreign wrestlers by tomorrow.

“Time is against us that’s why the LOC decided to send return tickets and part  payment of appearance fees to the 20 foreign wrestlers, who have been selected for  the tourney to give them the guarantee that the organisers are serious  and ready  for the competition,” he said.

“Wrestlers like Tyamupepe of Congo DR and Bing of Congo are already in the country  preparing for the championship. When the foreign wrestlers start arriving, they  would move  straight to the Duban Hotel,  Isheri Road, Ogba, Ikeja. So, we are set  for the championship and will stage a memorable one,” he said.

Mohammed further disclosed that as part of LOC’s plan to sentisitise Lagosians on  the tournament, distribution of fliers has since commenced across major areas in the  Lagos metroplis and the eleven centres, where the championship will be staged.

“We have also concluded plans to place banners of the tournament at the secretariats  of all 57 local government councils and the Local Council Development Areas of  the  state, while all the Managers of the 11 centres where the championship will be  staged across Lagos have received letters from us.

“There are some banners at the State House, Ikeja and the seat of Lagos State  Government in Alausa, Ikeja.

“We are planning a road show on Saturday that will run from Teslim Balogun Stadium,  Surulere to Mushin, Oshodi, Ikeja, Ketu, Falomo, Obalende, Race Course, Tinubu  Square, Idumota, Apogbon, Ijora and ends at the stadium

“The officials of Duban Hotel have  also assured that they would give the wrestlers  the best hospitality during their stay in Nigeria,” Mohammed.

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