UNILAG will host the Federation of Africa University Sports in 2024
Ahead of the 2024 Africa University Games, the University of Lagos has confirmed that they are ready to host Africa.
The Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Professor Folashade Ogunsola, claims that the institution is committed to the growth of sports on its campus.
Ogunsola is the first female Vice Chancellor of UNILAG since its establishment 60 years ago.
Ogunsola told Punch that UNILAG will host the Federation of Africa University Sports in 2024, while speaking on the school’s targets in sports.
She said, “Other countries have collegiate athletes, and there are plans for us to have that here also, we are going to be hosting the FASU next year as our sports center has passed the requirements needed to host it.
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Ruqqayah is one of the 75 student-athletes who were selected from 22 universities and will compete in seven different sports disciplines.
“At the last NUGA Games, we totally developed our sports centre, and right now, we are working towards developing a sports hostel in that space which will be a 240-bed hostel for sportsmen and women. We have redone the indoor gym, the basketball courts, cricket fields, and everything is up to international standards.
"The swimming pool is now Olympic-size, so sports here is one of our most important focuses. What we also want to do now is develop the courses around sports like sports medicine, that is the next step for us. I am hoping that we will be able to interest some corporate organisations to have a sports academy because I think we have everything that it takes.”
Nigeria set to miss World University Games over funding
The Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) has called for assistance because of concern that the nation might not be able to afford to travel to the World University Games in Chengdu, China.
Speaking on behalf of NUGA, Chidiebere Ezeani, the Acting General Secretary, in a statement obtained by Pulse Sports Nigeria, expressed the urgent need for assistance.
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75 student-athletes were selected from 22 universities to represent Nigeria in seven different sports disciplines.
She added that due to a significant lack of resources, the exceptional student athletes who have been chosen to represent the country are in danger of being unable to compete.