A statement made by St. Peter’s SHS’ Bright Obeng before the start of their quarterfinal contest at the recently ended National Science and Maths Quiz sent some fears to contestants representing Adisadel College.
Bright Obeng is widely known for his ‘it is finished’ declaration on St. Augustine’s College and Presbyterian Boys SHS, Legon (LEGON PRESEC) in the 2019 NSMQ final.
That was not the first time he made a bold statement before a contest.
In their 2019 semifinal contest against Wesley Girls High School and Tepa SHS, Bright Obeng quoted Exodus 14:13 and declared that the Egyptians that were seen on the day would be seen no more.
Before the start of their 2020 quarterfinal contest against Adisadel College and Ola SHS, Ho, the quiz mistress, Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann asked Bright Obeng;
“So Michael, on your way here, did you finish any Egyptians?”
Bright responded that the ‘Egyptians were still around’
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This, according to Nonna Mbebo, who was among the contestants for Adisadel College at the competition, was intimidating for his colleagues.
Opening up on the situation at the 2020 NSMQ Dinner, Mbebo held the view it was part of the reason for which his team could not perform well in the first round of the contest.
They finished the first round with 19points whilst St. Peter’s SHS had scored 27points.
Despite trailing behind the 2019 finalist in the first round, the one-time NSMQ winners managed to win the contest, thereby progressing to the semi-finals.
They won the contest with 49 points with St. Peter’s SHS finishing with 47points.
Meanwhile, one of the counselors for the contest disclosed that they had to attend to Michael Obeng during the contest to calm him down as they realized that he was under intense pressure.
The counselor explained they noticed that Michael Obeng was uneasy during that particular contest as there were a lot of expectations from him to lead his school to the semis.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com