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Senegal wins ECOWAS wrestling competion

Abuja, 15thJuly, 2018.Team Senegal has won the 11th Community African Wrestling Tournament (CAWT) in Niamey, Niger, on Sunday, 15thJuly, 2018.

The five-man team led by Emile Gomis beat its Nigerien counterpart in the team 66kg, 76kg, 86kg, 100kg and 120kg categories final competition to clinch the gold cup and 10,000 US Dollars prize for the third consecutive time.

Similarly, Nigeria beat The Gambian team to win the third position worth 3,000 US Dollars, half of Niger’s 6,000 US Dollars reward for its second position performance.

Senegal’s Moussa Faye, Moustapha Sene, Emile Gomis, Niger’s Mansour Issa and Guinea Bissau’s Camnate Negado won the 66kg, 100 kg, 120 kg, 76kg and 86kg categories of the individual gold medals respectively.

Winners of the individual weight categories took home 2,500, 1,500 and 1,000 US Dollars for the first, second and third positions.

Amidst cheers and drums, the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Kassoum Moctar presented Senegal team members and coach with gold medals and the cup.

Similarly, other dignitaries in attendance at the closing ceremony including Niger’s Mrs. Ousseini Yacouba, Deputy Director of Cabinet of the President, Honourable Mamoudou Oumarou, member of the National Assembly, Dr. Illiassou Mainassara, Minister of Public Health, Alhaji Kalla Hankourou, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation as well as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Youth and Sports Development Centre (EYSDC) Director, Mr. Francis Chuks Njoaguani, took turns to present trophies to the various winners.

The 2019 edition the annual ECOWAS organized event will take place in Dakar, Senegal.

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