Highly successful Nigerian female wrestler, Blessing Oborududu has declared that she is banking on God to her help and her colleagues get to podium spots at this year’s Africa Games, as she reckons they can all excel in Rabat, Morocco through divine support and motivation.
Oborududu went spiritual in quoting copiously from the Bible, as she echoed that everything is possible through God on their side, and posited that the Nigerian wrestling team to Morocco 2019 will return home with a huge haul of medals at the end of the Games.
She added during Mega Sports on Star 1010.5 FM, Lagos that all the grapplers have put in their best efforts during training for the Games, ahead of which she declared that they are 100% ready to make the country proud, but stressed that it is only through God they can succeed.
While also calling for prayers from all Nigerians at home and abroad, the nine-time African champion and 2018 Commonwealth Games 68kg gold medalist went on to state categorically that she will do her best to make sure she defends the title she won four years ago in Brazzaville, Congo.
She admitted her desire is to make Nigeria proud from the start to the end of the wrestling event of the 12th edition of the Games in El Jadida, Morocco, where the freestyle wrestler, who was born March 12, 1989 in Gbanranu, says they will give 100% effort to succeed.
It is another major outing for the hugely exuberant Amazon, who first competed for Nigeria in the freestyle 63kg event at the 2012 Olympics, but was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Monika Michalik.
She bounced back to win a bronze medal in the middleweight cut of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, after beating Chloe Spiteri, but lost in the second round of the Rio 2016 Olympics to Soronzonboldyn Battsetseg.
However, ahead of her latest outing, the 30-year-old Oborududu, who won a gold medal in the 63kg category at the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games, added that she is confident that she and her teammates in the 2019 team will bring many gold medals back home to Nigeria.
Oborududu stressed: “We are ready to go and compete. We are 100% fit for the competition, but we still need God on our side.
“The Bible says ‘with God all things are possible,’ and that is what I believe in for us to succeed in Morocco.
“The preparations were good; we are ready to go and compete, and I believe we will come back with gold medals – by God’s grace.”