JSS 3 girl wins 8 gold medals at Faith Academy Kaduna Inter-House Sports


JSS 3 girl wins 8 gold medals at Faith Academy Kaduna Inter-House Sports
By; Jacob Onjewu Dickson.
Fourteen- year old Theresa Igwe stunned all the guests that attended the 6th Inter-House Sports Competition of Faith Academy Kaduna (FAKD) by winning eight gold medals, thereby emerging the most valuable player (MVP) at the event which was held on Saturday at the school’s sports complex in Mararaban Rido, Kaduna.
The JSS 3 student won gold in long-jump, high jump, mixed medley relay, 800m, volleyball, football, 4x400m and 4x100m.
She was rewarded with a 22” LED TV, donated by Micro Manna for her brilliant performance.
The multi-talented athlete’s efforts, helped her house, Yellow House to break a six-year jinx to emerge champions of the 6th edition, after they garnered 368 points, 17 points more than the second position, Green House that scored 351 points.
Third position went to Blue House that followed closely with 343 points.
Defending champions Red House, could not consolidate on last year’s success as they settled for the fourth position, trailing behind with 327 points.
In an interview with newsmen after lifting the trophy, House Master of Yellow House, Mr. Bamidele Remi Gabriel said that the win has been long awaited.
An elated Gabriel explained that since the competition started six years ago, the top spot had always eluded Yellow House.
“As you can see, the excitement is overwhelming because this is the first time Yellow House is carrying the day. Last year we came close but were beaten to the top position by Red House but we thank God that this year, things are different for good,” he narrated.
Speaking further, he commended his athletes for giving a good account of themselves, optimistic that they would successfully defend their trophy next year.
When contacted to comment on the event, Chairman organizing committee and sports facilitator, Coach Felix Oseibe praised the athletes for brilliant performance, confident that several talented kids had been discovered and penciled down for further grooming.
He commended the Faith Academy Governing Council chairperson, Deaconess Felicia Ayinla for her support for the event, while appreciating the contributions of the Principal of the school, Pastor Edokpolor D.I., as well as Micro Manna, EcoBank, Sports Solution  and Andy Pharmacy for supporting the competition.
Oseibe said he was happy that this year’s edition was an improvement on the previous one with a total of 644 medals and 17 trophies presented to winners.
In the Invitational Relays, Command Secondary School Kaduna was first, Jinnie Schools finished second, while Joy International College placed third in the male category.
Our Lady of Fatima claimed the girls’ gold, Command Secondary School and Air Force Secondary School, settled for the silver and bronze respectively.


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