By Emeka Dennar
World and Olympic champion Hon. Daniel Igali has been elected the vice-president of the Commonwealth Wrestling Board.
The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) president polled 19 of the available 22 votes at a meeting of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Wrestling Committee at the just-concluded 2018 Gold Coast Games in Australia, to emerge one of the three vice-presidents of the body.
Head of Canada Wrestling Federation Don Ryan was elected president of the Board while South Africa’s Sakkie Bosse and Australia’s John Saul will join Igali as vice presidents at the Board.
The mandate which is for the next four years (from 2018-2022) will see the board improve outreach and increase its efforts for promotion and the development of wrestling within the Commonwealth.
Commonwealth Wrestling Board of Directors, Secretary General and Members:
Don RYAN (CAN) – President
Sakkie BOSSE (RSA) – Vice President
John SAUL (AUS) – Vice President
Daniel IGALI (NGR) – Vice President
Ian WIGGETT (GBR – Wales) – Secretary General
Marlene POURI-LANE – Member
Ilai MANU (TKL) – Member