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Lagos, Nigeria to host 11th African University Games in 2024

Nigeria 30 January 2024

Lagos, Nigeria, is gearing up to welcome the 11th African University Games, scheduled to take place 20 to 29 September 2024. This prestigious event will be co-hosted by Lagos State University (LASU) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG), showcasing the vibrant sports culture within the region. The Games will feature an exciting lineup of sports:

Individual Sports
Athletics
Badminton
Chess
Judo
Table Tennis
Tennis
Karate
Taekwondo
Swimming

Team Sports
Basketball
Football
Volleyball
Handball

Nigeria last hosted the African University Games in 2004 in Bauchi State, making the 2024 event a significant milestone for the country’s sporting landscape.

LASU and UNILAG, both renowned institutions, will jointly orchestrate this grand spectacle, promising a harmonious blend of competition and cultural exchange. The co-hosting by these esteemed universities reflects a commitment to fostering sports excellence and collaboration within the educational community.

According to Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) Secretary General Peninnah Kabange, “I’m happy that Nigeria is opening its doors again to Africa as we celebrate 20 years since the Games were revived. It is no coincidence that the same country that played host to the Games in 2004 is again hosting us.”

FASU president Dr. Ashraf Sohby said, “We have made a great decision as a leadership of Africa. We are happy with Nigeria hosting the games.”

The upcoming event is expected to attract talented athletes from across the African continent, creating an arena for spirited competition and camaraderie. As the countdown begins, the city of Lagos is preparing to showcase its vibrant spirit, rich cultural heritage, and state-of-the-art facilities to provide participants and spectators with a memorable experience.

Written by Chidiebere Ezeani – Acting National Secretary, Nigeria University Games Association