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How Miracle Child With Cerebral palsy, Fredinard Won Chess Competition |Video



A miracle child identified as Ferdinand has won a chess competition with a phenomenal performance.

According to the inspirational story shared by Tunde Onakoya founder of Chess in Slums Africa @chessinslums on the micro blogging platform, miracle child, Fredinand never had a formal education, doesn’t speak English, and lives in Makoko slum with his Dad (fisher Man), mother ( petty trader) and his siblings.

But despite his limitations, Tunde narrated how he taught the game of chess within two weeks, and according to Tunde , “ In those two weeks where we taught him chess, I never heard him speak an English word, but on the final day of the tournament when he held up his trophy, he muttered the word “champion”.

In another post, Tunde wrote;

”He doesn’t speak any English word and has never been to school before, but today he showed a rare understanding f Chess through Pattern recognition. The real superheroes live in the heart of these little children like Fredinard fighting big battles.”

The good news is that Chess Slum Africa have decided to place Fredinard on scholarship support “and will continue to sponsor his education for as long as possible.” A star is born!

Watch the video below;



Chukwuani Victoria is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist who's passionate about storytelling. She holds a BSC in Biology and is also a certified Radio presenter with BRMC. She likes to read, research, hang out with her friends and play scrabbles.