By Ifeanyi Eduzor
Newly elected President of the Para- Powerlifting Federation of Nigeria, Charles Chiamaka Ezenwanne has promised a massive harvest of gold medals in the next Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games.
‘Team Nigeria’ Para- Powerlifters won 4 medals through Alice Folashade Oluwafemayo who got a gold in women’s heavy weight, Bose Patricia Omotayo (Silver Women’s (Heavy Weight) and Innocent Nnamdi (Bronze men’s Lightweight).
As the Anambra born business magnate led other top officials of the Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation to receive the Para athletes at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos Monday night, Ezenwanne declared that it would be a different ball game in the next Commonwealth and Olympic Games after Birmingham 2022.
“Big thanks to our heroes and heroines as they have done Nigeria proud. I salute their doggedness, dedication and discipline. Apparently the athletes and officials can do more and it’s our strong vow to motivate them towards bringing more glory to our fatherland”.
Continuing he said, “I could not travel with them considering the shortness of time after the elections, but the entire board have been constantly working and praying for a successful outing. Now we are settling down and Nigerians would see better results to celebrate with said Ezenwanne who was full of praise for sports Minister Sunday Dare and the Federal Government for moral and financial support to the Federation and indeed ‘Team Nigeria’.
He also appealed to sports loving Nigerians and the corporate world to partner the new board in this new dispension stating that they are determined to succeed.
“Ours is loaded with very credible and committed members. There would be team work and accountability in all that we do, by the special Grace of God” concluded Ezenwanne as he also revealed that plans are underway for Nigeria to host an international Para Powerlifting Championship very soon.