Faith Academy Dominates As Kaduna YSFON Inter Schools Athletics Competition
With eight gold, three silver and five bronze medals, Faith Academy have marked their presence at the second edition of the Kaduna Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) in grand style, as the two-day competition ended at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the event ended, coach of the school, Felix Osiebe said though it didn’t come as a surprise, he was delighted with the outcome.
“Yeah we are not surprised with our medals haul because we worked hard towards it,” he said.
He attributed his students’ excellent performance to the conducive environment provided by the school’s management, which translates to excellence in whatever they do.
Speaking further, he said that the competition was conceived by games masters and sports officers of schools because they felt the need to expose talented students to compete with each other to further improve on their skills.
“We thank God for the success of the event and are also happy that it has led to the discovery of athletes that may represent Kaduna State at this year’s National Youth Games.
“In the 200 metres final, the girl that represented us last year finished third. This is exciting because the two that finished ahead of her would have won medals if they had being discovered and fielded last year,” he explained.
He assured that all the talented athletes discovered will be tracked and further groomed.
On sponsorship, he said that Chief Sunday Adeleye, the Athlete Representative on the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) provided cash prizes for the top three schools, while Jameson Sports Accessories also supported the organizers.
Meanwhile organizers are yet to officially make the medals table available.
YSFON’s Alhaji Adulgafar Agboola explained to newsmen that they were still compiling and would officially make it available on Monday.