TWENTY UNIVERSITIES CONVERGE AT OAU TO COMPETE IN THE WAUG CHAMPIONSHIP

Athletes from 20 universities in Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal are participating at the ongoing West African Universities Games (WAUG) championship holding at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun.

Events being competed for at the games include table tennis, athletics, tennis and basketball.

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The Director of Sports, OAU, Alhaja Omobola Tijani, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Ile-Ife, that the ongoing games is WAUG Championship, which is different from WAUG proper.

“The WAUG we are hosting is the championship and it is called TATB (Table-tennis, Athletics, Tennis and Basketball).

“The WAUG proper consist of the 16 Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) sports.

“The WAUG championship  will be closing on Dec. 22 with just 20 universities from Ghana, Senegal and Nigeria participating in the games

“At the end of the games, our students will have international recognition, will be making new friends and the game will provide OAU the opportunity to upgrade its facilities”, she said.

Tijani said that  OAU was one of the universities in Nigeria that had its sports facilities within the university .

She said that the management of the institution had upgraded its sports facilities to international standards for the games.

Commenting on security arrangements for the games, Tijani said that  the university security unit with the assistance of the police and other law enforcement agencies were on ground to provide security.

She said that CCTVs have also been installed for surveillance on the university campus and in particular at the venues of the games.

Quest : Emmanuel kelvin.

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