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ECOWAS wrestling contest: Nigeria beat Gambia to finish third


Team Senegal has won the 11th Community African Wrestling Tournament (CAWT) in Niamey, Niger.

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.

The 2019 edition of the tournament will take place in Dakar, Senegal.

Source: Daily Trust of Nigeria

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