6,000 Athletes Expected At NUGA 2014

The Local Organising Committee, LOC, for the 24th Nigerian Universities Games Associations, NUGA, Games on Wednesday said that over 6,000 athletes and officials would participate in the competition.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Games are scheduled to hold at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun, from 12 February through 22 of the same month.
Prof. Bayo Omole, the Chairman of the LOC, said the preparations were in top gear to host participants from universities across the country.
“Apart from the already existing facilities, others like an all-purpose pitch with pavilion, eight tennis courts, one cricket oval with a pavilion and a hockey field have been completed.
“A handball court, an all-purpose gymnasium with one tennis court, four badminton courts and a basketball court have been renovated and upgraded to international standard”, the chairman said.
He said the LOC had also renovated the Mytha Olympic-size swimming pool in the institution “which has been certified ready by the international swimming body, FINA.”


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