The 2019 African Wrestling Championship took place at Hammamet, Tunisia from 26 – 31 March 2019. The Championship had participants from many African Countries, featured male and female participation in the Cadet, Junior and Senior Categories. Nigeria presented male and female wrestlers in the Senior Category.
It would be recalled that Nigeria won the 2018 Edition of the African Wrestling Championships held at PortHacourt, Rivers State in February 2018. At the end of the female event (Senior Category) of the 2019 African Wrestling Championships, Nigeria retained the crown of female wrestling in Africa by winning 5 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals.
Nigerian Army Female Wrestler, – LCpl Hannah Reuben emerged one of the medalists for Nigeria by winning a Silver Medal in the 72Kg Weight Category.
The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai has since congratulated the Nigerian Army Female Wrestler on the feat achieved so far and urged her to do more in future exercises.