Nigerian Coach Passes Instructions in Yoruba to Adekuoroye at 2022 Commonwealth

Nigerian Coach Passes Instructions in Yoruba to Adekuoroye at 2022 Commonwealth

  • Odunayo Adekuoroye made Nigerians proud at the 2022 Commonwealth games by winning gold in wrestling
  • A video has now emerged on social media showing how her coach spoke Yoruba beside the stage which helped
  • Adekuoroye in the big contest defeated her Indian opponent Anshu Malik 6-4 in the 57kg Freestyle category

A Nigerian coach has broken the internet after being spotted speaking Yoruba to famous female wrestler Odunayo Adekuoroye during the Women's Freestyle Wrestling 57 kg Gold Medal match at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The adorable video saw the coach dishing out awesome instructions at the top of his voice to Adekuoroye which helped the Nigerian star beat Anshu Malik of Team India to win Gold Medal.

It was an incredible win for the Nigerian star despite the pressure on her before the game.

Odunayo Adekuoroye, Commonwealth, England
Nigerian coach speaks Yoruba to athlete who used advice to beat foreign opponent. Photo by Tom Dulat
Source: Getty Images

In the video spotted on Twitter, the coach kept on shouting telling the 29-year-old Adekuoroye the techniques to use over her opponent.

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Second after second, the coach was dishing out instructions which the wrestler adhered, making her win the big contest 6-4.

Fans took to the comment session of the video to hail the coach claiming that he actually won the fight and not the Nigerian athlete.

Watch the video below

Speaking to Kola Daniel who was in England during the Commonwealth games, he disclosed to Sports Brief that the Nigerian coach has always been inspiring all his athletes.

Daniel was with the Nigeria's Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, in the UK for the competition.

Kola Daniel's statement

''His name is Victor Kodei and he is one of the best trainers we have in the country as you can see that his effort helped Odunayo to win Gold for Nigeria at the Commonwealth and we are always proud of him.''

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Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how impressive Nigerian weightlifter Odunayo Adekuoroye walked down the aisle with her lover of over six years at the Prophetic Church of Nigeria and Overseas in Akure, Ondo State.

The 29-year-old Olympic athlete who defended her gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham married her longtime lover, Oladimeji Aremu Iyanda.

Right after the lovers were joined together at the church, they hosted a guest reception at Christ Event Center, Akure, Ondo State.