Nigeria wrestling sensation, Odunayo Adekuoroye has partnered an Indian digital sports platform for sports fans, GloFans in creating awareness on how to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Sportinglife.ng reports that a short video of the World wrestling silver medalist sending heartfelt messages to her fans packaged by GloFans, has been trending on the social media.
The video compilation, which also showcased the exploits of the Wold No. 2, saw the two-time Commonwealth champion telling her fans to “stay home and stay safe”.
“Hello beautiful people around the world, my name is Odunayo Adekuoroye Folashade. COVID-19 is real, please be aware. Stay safe, stay at home, wash your hands frequently, avoid handshakes, hugging and crowded places. And please stop fading in your faith, grow your faith, believe in the greatness of God. Pray for yourself, pray for your family, pray for this nation Nigeria and the world at large. I love you all,” Adekuoroye, who is the only wrestler that have booked a ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics also said in another video.
The international digital platform for sports fans revealed that Adekuoroye was selected for the campaign based on her exploits at the Pro Wrestling League in Delhi, India.
The Ondo State wrestler is the only wrestler to win the league twice, with Mumbai Garuda in Season One and Punjab Royals in Season Two before helping Mumbai Maharathi to a second place finish in Season Three.
“We chose Odunayo because she is a global wrestling sensation. She is very famous in India. She has participated three times in India’s Pro Wrestling League. Her singing and dancing and undefeatable streak has won the hearts of many.
“Hence, Odunayo is a very big star in India.
Due to her great fan following in India, we chose Odunayo. As the message will have a mass penetration,” the organization said.
GloFans had earlier packaged another initiative which saw international sports fans from twenty countries, largely, France, India, Muscat and Sri Lanka come together to urge people to stay at home and stay protected amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The world is recording the worst economic slump due to global lockdowns and curfews.
With Glofans unique initiative, the fan appeal is aimed at maximizing the reach of global message “Stay home, stay healthy” via international sports super fans.