After battling for two days in the Dschang campus, the university of Bamenda, UBa failed to gain a medal. This gave a feeling of dissatisfaction to many UBa staff. Among them was Mr Tamah Wango, head of sports and recreational division at the directorate of Students affairs. In a chat with him, he stated “UBa needs to double efforts, This results are not impressive at all.” However, his cry seem to have been heard when UBa when searching for medals the following day. The number “3” now looks very significant to UBa in general and the athlets in particular. It was day 3 of play, 3 medals for UBa and from 3 individuals.
The medals all came in from individual competitions. Wirba Mary Grace tops the list with a silver medal after emerging second in athletism covering a distance of 1500m. It should be recalled that Mary Grace was the first athlet to pick a medal for UBa in Bamenda 2017 and has doubled the efforts this time. The other two medals were bronze which came in from Long Jump and JUDO competitions. Winners in this category are WEPNGJE NGALLA ROLLAND and MOKIKA BETSY for long jump and JUDO respectively.
UBa gets into day 4 with a total of 3 medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze. They are currently ranked at the 11th position as they continue the hunt for a first gold medal.
Mangek Promise Ngum