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GUC relays herald Asaba 2022 National Sports Festival

The One month postponement of the National Sports Festival to be hosted by Delta State, has ensured that the fourth Government College Ughelli Invitational Schools Track Competition (GCU Relays)

Running tracks at a stadium

The One month postponement of the National Sports Festival to be hosted by Delta State has ensured that the fourth Government College Ughelli Invitational Schools Track Competition (GCU Relays), confirmed for November 19, will effectively herald the feast of sporting activities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

Invited Schools, pan Nigeria, will be accommodated at the newly reconstructed Hostel (Sapele House), which was executed and delivered by the Special Purpose Committee headed by Spencer Onosode.

The massive funding for the project was driven by the GAMSU Foundation.

For this year’s edition, two notable Old Boys of the School, Messrs Ruks Bazunu and Severin Ojukwu have been named as Meet Ambassadors, with the President General of the GCUOBA, Worldwide, Arc Charles Ovo Majoroh extolling their past achievements as School Boys Internationals, who set enviable records during their time.

Dr. Philip Idahosa and ex-Olympian, Orode Oyiki, were past Meet Ambassadors of the GCU Relays.

Over the years, the annual track competition has attracted legacy schools from across the country, whilst producing some prominent discoveries such as Godson OgheneBrume that has since represented Nigeria at the World Junior and Senior Championships.

Dominant schools at the GCU Relays include Afiesere Secondary School, Yewa College Ilaro, Hussey College Warri and Urhobo College Effurun alongside the host college.

Distinguished and eminent personalities have often honoured the Inter-Collegiate meeting with Messrs Festus Agas and Seigha Porbeni representing the Governor and Chairman Delta Sports Commission respectively last year.

Corporate support has regularly been given by NNPC/Shell, Pillar Oil and Gamsu Foundation amongst others, including high net worth Old Boys of the School, who have kept the event improving each year.

The GCU Relays is the brainchild of the GCUOBA World Wide.