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31 October 2018 | in CUSF News

West African University Games start off in Nigeria

PORT HARCOURT – The 14th West African University Games (WAUG) will be another strong statement by the Economic Committee of West African states on its attention to promote school sports development amongst its member states. The multi-sport event is scheduled between 31 October and 12 November 2018 at the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Nigeria.

 

Over 500 athletes from 85 Universities across 14 West African countries are expected to compete for laurels in sixteen sports including Chess and Scrabble.

 

The WAUG are aimed at fostering greater friendship among youths of the West African sub-region. Providing an opportunity for West African universities to contribute to the development of highly skilled elite athletes among their students as done by universities all over the world is another key goal of the event.

 

Williams Wodi, the Chairman of the Media/Publicity Subcommittee for the WAUG says: “The City of Port Harcourt is ready to host the rest of West Africa, as this will not only develop the athletes but also serve as contact point for students who will probably would not have met each other.”

 

This year's event will feature a two-day international conference focusing on Sports in West African universities and West African universities in Sports. Among the speakers are digital sports expert Emeka Enyadike from Johannesburg, South Africa and Mario Leo, CEO of Result Sports in Germany. They will speak on key issues like sports and peace in West Africa, sports and media as well as sports and youth development.

 

With the continuous struggle for the development of sports in Africa, the conference will look to present, discuss and debate current trends in contemporary sports especially as it affects African universities.

 

Find more information about the event on the WAUG website.