According to an official on Wednesday in Abuja Nigeria will participate in the African Weightlifting Championships slated for April 1 to April 8 at Vacoas in Mauritius.
Christopher Nwadei, the Technical Director of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), he also noted that the tournament would serve as an Olympic qualifier.
“They were in camp in Abuja in December, and they will resume the second phase of the camping programme after the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Edo.
“Our target is to win more medals, and gather enough points that will give us the opportunity to feature at the Olympics. The lifters will do their best to make the country proud.
“We have been putting up good performances whenever we go out to represent the country,” Nwadei said.