South Africa’s Greco-Roman coach, Matheus Geldenhuys has described Nigerians as the most-friendly people he has ever come across in the continent. Geldenhuys led South Africa to the just concluded African Wrestling Championship held at the Alfred Diete-Spiff Civic Centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
It came tops in the cadet freestyle, where it won two gold, two silver and four bronze medals. The southern Africa nation, however, failed to put up a good showing in the Greco-Roman category, and completely missed in the top three countries where the North Africans dominated.
According to The Guardian during the closing ceremony, Geldenhuys said he had something to take home from what he saw at the championship and lessons learnt.
“What I think we must do as Africans for the sport to grow is that we must work together. All the participating countries must work together in wrestling in order to improve the game in the whole of Africa. By this, we can compete competitively with the rest of the world.