Amazingly, the capital city athletes named: Oluwaseun Olurumbe and Taiwo Fagboro was among the victorious participant that earnestly registered their name on the medal table at the just concluded Karate and Kickboxing event in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
The young stars who display rare talent during the male individual KATA exercise proof beyond reasonable doubt that Team FCT is really ready to host the forthcoming Unity Game by December, 2018.
Eventually, they both won gold and bronze medal as their resilience and consistent practice couldn't allow room for failure before traveling for the championship.
Oluwaseun Olurumbe who won gold, told the Press, "I feel delighted defeating Yahaya Glen that i once lost to last year during the Karate National Open but with the help of sponsors, we can do more because i was discovered in that tournament.
"I'm just 17 and with more handwork including the support of our Coaches, the sky will be our limit" he added.
In the female category, FCT Queen Orji prowess earn her a bronze medal in the individual KUMITE which later motivated team FCT during the KUMITE fight as they recorded another bronze medal despite narrowly losing first place to team Edo and Anambra respectively.
Although, their favorite athlete and skipper Ifeanyi Ogene was uanble to participate due to some logical reason including 8 time champion Rita Asone. Notwithstanding, they will all compete at this National Sports Festival in order to inspire young athletes that are looking unto them.
Surprisingly, the trio of Kehinde Fagboro, Oluwaseun Olurumbe, Taiwo Fagboro had initially lost confidence when they saw the renown Yahaya Glen who has champion the event for decades, but as a result of their veteran Coach Dave Jegede presence and the relentless support from their teammates which enable them to conquer.
In conclusion, this achievement can't be possible without mentioning the FCT sports Director in person of Chief. Mrs. Dilichukwu Onyedinma who has tremendously contributed to FCT athletes, staffs and officials development through her office. As a result, she has bagged many awards and laurels in that regard including the 2017 Sports promoter of the year given to her by FCT SWAN.