The host of the 2016 West African University Games (WAUG), University of Port Harcourt, has promised to organise a memorable game that will set standards for the future.
The institution has also called on government at all levels, corporate Nigeria and philanthropists to support the school in her bid to host the best WAUG ever. Athletes will arrive The Garden City on November 23 for the two-week event.
A statement by school’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ndowa Lale, said winning the right to host the games called for meticulous planning and painstaking execution so as to pull off a memorable competition that would further confirm Uniport’s standing as the undisputed masters of sports on the West African coast.
Prof. Lale said Uniport has a rich pedigree of hosting successful games, which dates back to 1988 when the university hosted that year’s edition of the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA), and hosting the nation tertiary games again in 2004.
Lale said the institution places high premium on sports, which is why it has invested heavily in facilities and equipment, “we are the first university in West Africa to construct the new Myrtha swimming pool technology and we have consistently remained the number one university in sports in Nigeria and West Africa.”