The Chairman, Nigeria Wrestling Referees Association, Yusuf Usman has been appointed as the only African referee to officiate at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Usman who got upgraded after a coaching course organized by the United World Wrestling (UWW), expressed his delight over the appointment.
“This is great news not only to me but the Nigeria Wrestling Federation. It calls for more work from me and I promise to always be a good ambassador of Nigeria”.
“The 2018 African Championships was a litmus test and I’m ready to get on the mat to officiate at highly ranked events”, he said.
The Bauchi born official who was also the only Nigerian referee invited to officiate at the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo was awarded best judge at the 2015 Africa Championship held in the city of Alexandria, Egypt.
The games run from April 4th to 15th, 2018.