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 heavyweight, Bose Patricia Omotayo (silver in women’s heavyweight) and Innocent Nnamdi (bronze men’s lightweight).
As the Anambra State- born business magnate led other top official 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 Games and the Olympic Games after Birmingham 2022.
He said, “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.
Ezenwanne, who was full of praises for the Sports Minister Sunday Dare and the Federal Government for the 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 dispensation, stating that they are determined to succeed.
“Ours team is loaded with very credible and committed members. There would be team work and accountability in all we do by the special Grace of God,” Ezenwanne said as he also revealed that plans are underway for Nigeria to host an international Para Powerlifting Championship very soon.