The Ibika Campus recently hosted its Sports Awards where two students were praised for their hard work and dedication in carrying the WSU flag to international heights.



The awards are the Ibika Campus’s annual event where they give thanks and show gratitude to students who have represented the institution not just locally, but also internationally.



“As an institution, this is our way of expressing ourselves to the dedicated and committed students participating in sports which we encourage all students to do and keep away from negative thoughts,” said Ibika Campus Sports Officer Yonela Ntongana.



Ntongana also expressed how the sports department has seen a huge number of students showing interest this year which sports in its nature, has the ability to unite and execute positive change.



Stakes were high for the sportswoman and sportsman of the year and also the leading team with the most improved team following after. First to take the highly anticipated crowns was martial art champion Athule Clock as sportswoman of the year.



Clock, will be heading to Russia in December representing South Africa after serving as an undisputed karate champion for three consecutive years in the University Sports SA (USSA) games and has also taken the title in local karate competitions in Butterworth.



Boxing champion Thabo Sitshisa took the sportsman title after also winning in all his games which afforded him the opportunity of representing South Africa at the international games in Thailand. Sitshisa will be joined by Coach Thando Chiliba who also owns a black belt.



Above all, the karate team won team of the year and the cricket team attained the award for showing the most improvement.



By: Simo Cele

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