The United States Embassy and the South Africa High Commission are teaming up with heavyweight wrestler, Osita Offor, also known as De Ultimate Commander, in a championship aimed at sustaining the ideals of the late African statesman, Nelson Mandela.
The event tagged the Nelson Mandela Commonwealth Nations and America Unifying Championship will hold in four countries: Nigeria, South Africa, the United States, Canada and Britain and will draw wrestlers from across the world.
According to the organisers, the event will begin in the South African cities of Johannesburg and Durban on July 18 and 20 respectively; hold in Lagos (July 25); Abia State (July 27) and two cities in Britain on August 1 and 3.
On August 9 and 16, the championship will hold in the United States’ cities of Dallas and in North Carolina on August 9 and 16, while the Canada leg on August 23 will round off the programme.
The competition, a collaboration involving the British Wrestling Federation, Universal Promotional Wrestling Federation, the Ultimate Wrestling and Charity Organisation and Satellite television broadcaster, SuperSport, has as members of the local organizing a former Inspector General of Police, Chief Mike Okiro and a former Minister of Sports, Chief Alex Akinyele, as well as Bishop Piet Mako of South Africa.