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Female wrestling champion says prize changed her family’s life

Lamurde (Adamawa), Nineteen-year-old Tafisu Samba, winner of the Kwete 2010 Female Wrestling fiesta in Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa, says the prize transformed her family’s life.


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In an interview  in Lamurde on Monday, Samba said “the proceed from the sale of the car I won at the contest has changed my family’s life.’’

Samba said the car was sold for N370,000, out of which she took money to register for her Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

She said although she completed secondary school education in 2010, she could not register for SSSCE because of the lack of funds.

She said that her mother, Mrs Mary Azaba, was also able to attend the School of Health Technology, Mubi, Adamawa, from the proceed.

The family, Samba added, was able to buy a piece of land, which her father had started developing, in addition to opening a provision shop that had continued to grow.

She, however, said that she was not lucky in the 2011 event in which she lost at the first round.

She said that although she was disappointed, she was grateful to the Hama Bachama, Asaph Zadok, for introducing the female wrestling fiesta and making it worthy of a big prize that had changed her family’s life.

Samba was the winner of a brand new Toyota Starlet and other cash gifts from individuals at the 2010 Kwete Female Wrestling contest for Bachama people in Lamurde Local Government Area.

Miracle Farold, 19, emerged winner of the 2011 contest and went away with a Honda Concerto and N20,000 cash. (NAN)


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