Thursday, 17 March 2022

OAU NUGA'22 Journey

By:Olukanmi Abidemi Abeeb ÀBÍMÓ 

The Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) organizes university-level sports events in Nigeria. It hosts an interuniversity sports competition called the University Games. The first NUGA games were held at the University of Ibadan in 1966. Presently, there are over eighty universities as members of NUGA, both private and public owned.

NUGA approves fifteen different sporting events at the University Games: track and field, badminton, basketball, chess, cricket, handball, hockey, judo, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, and volleyball, after which the games have grown overtime to sixteen

The Zone C Pre-Nuga which hosted the likes of
FUTA, AAUA, Uniosun, Elizade University, JABU, OUI, Redeemers University, Adeleke University was hosted by Obafemi Awolowo University, commenced on Sunday, 13th of February, 2022 and end on the 16th of February, 2022

Having completed and qualified from the Pre-Nuga , OAU Sportmen traveled from 16th of March, 2022,  from Ife to Lagos in order to represent the university in the Nigeria University Game Association that will be holding in Unilag

However, OAU was unable to transport all the Sportmen at once due to unavailability of buses to transport them at once. Sports like hockey, athletics,taekwondo were unable move  some were told to wait till Thursday 17th March, 2022.  due to the fact that there were no enough buses. This was made known to OAU Peeps News Agency Correspondent by Oluwanoni the Students' Union Director Of Sports

While some sports like cricket, badminton, swimming,judo,handball, basketball, football actually moved on 16th of March, 2022. Leaving ile-ife around 1pm and getting to Unilag Lagos State around 5pm, they were told to converge in a one-multipurpose Hall to do one of the Corona test which was ecountered with delays according to one of the Sportmen Orisunbade Tunde who confirmed the scenario. 

The 26th Unilag NUGA  started on 16th March, 2022  at University of Lagos which was said to have adequate, enough and good facilities to host the competitions.
Also the competitions will come to an end on the 26th of March 2022.
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