Private University Games set to discover talents as event flags off in Elizade

Nigerian student-athletes at the World University Games in China |Photo Credit: Hassan Abdulsalam

Private University Games set to discover talents as event flags off in Elizade

Hassan Abdulsalam 09:34 - 19.03.2024

The prestigious games will kick off from March 18th to 22nd at Elizade University in Ondo State.

The organizers of the Nigeria Private University Games Association (NPUGA Games) have reaffirmed the game's resolve to discover new talents for the country.

The prestigious private university games are scheduled to take place from Monday, March 18th to Friday, March 22nd at Elizade University, Ondo State, Nigeria.

About NPUGA Games

NPUGA Games is a reputable national sporting event organized by the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Registrars for private universities in Nigeria.

It was established in 2003, this biennial competition brings together private universities accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to showcase their athletic prowess.

The NPUGA Games feature a diverse range of sporting events, including Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Football, Scrabble, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, and Volleyball.

Participating universities compete fiercely across these ten events, vying for top honors and recognition.

NPUGA Games set to Discover Talents - NPUGA President

NPUGA President, Akintunde Akinola confirmed that the games will help nurture and discover talents for Nigeria at international competitions.

NPUGA President, Akintunde Akinola
NPUGA President, Akintunde Akinola. Credit: Akintade Paul Olaoluwa NPUGA President, Akintunde Akinola

He said, "This game is used to compliment the efforts of the students who are combining Education and sports, and we will be using it to discover raw talents."

"This year's NPUGA will be as if there have never been any NPUGA competition, I promise you that."

One prominent product of the game, Durogbade Adejoke, a Nigerian sporting hero, represented the country at the African Games and at the Olympic Games.