The Ebonyi state 2020 All Mission Schools sports competition held at Annunciation secondary school field Kpirikpirri Abakaliki has ended with the award winning 12 Apostles college Ndiaborishiagu Sharon in Izzi local government area of the state emerged the overall champion.
The champions otherwise referred to as 2020 champions emerged overall best having competed with16 other mission schools in the state in 13 different sport events which include volley ball ,football, basketball, badminton singles,badminton doubles, high jump,long jump,4×100 meters race,100 meters ,400meters, Scrabble, table tennis and 1500meters race both for male and female students of the schools.
In the male category, the 12 Apostles college got 4 gold, 4silver and 4 bronze medals to get the 1st position, the 2nd position went to Government Technical college Abakaliki as they got 3 gold medals , the 3rd position went to St Thomas Aquinas secondary school Nwofe as they got 2 gold medals while the 4th position went to the host school Annunciation secondary school kpirikpiri as they got 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals respectively.
For the females, Government Girls Technical college emerged 1st with 5 gold, 4silver and 5 bronze medals,12 Apostles emerged 2nd as they got 4gold and 3 silver medals,the 3rd position went to St Theresa’s secondary school Abakaliki as they got 3 gold and 3 bronze medals while the 4th position went to St Thomas Aquinas secondary school Nwofe as they got 1gold and 1 bronze medals.
More so, with the advantage of constant practice and having both boys and girls, 12 Apostles college Sharon got 8 gold, 7silver and 4 bronze medals to emerge the overall champion the 2020 Ebonyi state All mission schools sports competition.
Abakaliki Diocese Catholic mission schools sports Director Rev fr Matthew Orie enjoined other schools to avail the students opportunities of taking part in sports as it is also part of education.
According to him,the competition is an avenue to harness untapped talents of the students as a way of exposing them to balanced education.
The Director of the overall winning school Rev fr Gabriel Enogu returned all glory to God for seeing his school to that great height , said it is outcome of good standard and insisted that good standard will always produce good results whether in sports or academics.