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Bodybuilding of Thursday, 6 September 2018

Source: Graphic.com.gh

NSA ejects top traditional wrestler

The nation’s topmost traditional wrestler, Welbeck Olivierra Aryeh, and his family will have to find a new place of abode from tomorrow (Friday) after being ejected from his Azumah Nelson Sports Complex residence.
Aryeh’s employers, National Sports Authority (NSA), has directed occupants of the flat, adjacent of the sports complex, to vacate by September 7 to pave way for the massive renovation currently going on at the facility, formerly known as the Kaneshie Sports Complex.

An emotionally charged Aryeh told Graphic Sports Online that money owed him, including per diem and other emoluments, have still not been settled by the NSA, hence he is being forced to sleep on the streets.

“The NSA owes me salaries, per diem and compensation fees; I have a large family and they said I should move when they have not given me any money to rent a place, is this fair?, the 38-year-old quizzed.

A two-time international Kazakh Kures wrestler started his wrestling career as a kid at the age of ten before earning a national team call-up in 2012.

The national 100kg traditional wrestling champion is planning to undergo training in an Olympic Freestyle Greco-Roman wrestling after the sport was introduced in Ghana a few years ago.

He is now a ‘master’ in mixed martial arts.

Aryeh made a passionate appeal to the Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, to, as a matter of urgency, find a place for him and his family to live temporarily while he sorts himself out.

He called for fairness in dealing with some athletes and noted that all sportsmen and women are equal and should therefore be treated equally.