NUGA Games 2022 | All You Need to Know
Are you interested in the ongoing NUGA Games 2022? On this page, I will quickly show you EXACTLY all you need to know about NUGA Games 2022, Nigerian University Games Association.
All You Need To Know About NUGA Games
The Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) was formed in July 1965, shortly after the 1st West African University Games that was held at the University of Ibadan earlier that year.
In 1966, the first NUGA Games was held at the University of Ibadan the five Universities in Nigeria at that time namely: the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; University of Lagos, Akoka and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Currently, there are over Seventy Six (76) Universities as members of NUGA and this cut across private and public (Federal and State) owned.
At the beginning, only very few sports were involved but the member of sports have over time grown to sixteen namely: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Football, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Scrabble, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis and Volleyball.
Over the years, many University athletes have represented Nigeria at various international competitions like the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. Some of the notable ones include Seyi Olofinjana (Football), Vincent Enyeama (Football), Bisi Afoloabi (Athletics), Olumide Oyedeji (Basketball), Chika Chukwumerije (Taekwondo) and Olusoji Fasuba (Athletics), who is the current African record holder in 100 metres (Men) with a time of 9.85 seconds.
NUGA Games 2022
The 26th NUGA Games 2022 was held at the University of Lagos.
Prior to the final competition at the University of Lagos, elimination competitions would be held at the various NUGA Zones with over Ten thousand athletes from close to 76 Universities participating.
The 26th edition of the Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) Games has begun on Saturday night in Lagos.
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) is the host institution with more than 7,000 student-athletes and their officials from over 76 universities nationwide featuring in a total of 21 sporting events.
In 2022, Prof Stephen Sanaah was elected as NUGA President.
According to him, NUGA Games is designed for university students in the country either government or privately-owned to exhibit their sporting talents with a view to developing them for fun and economic purposes.
In the first event of the day at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, the host institution (UNILAG) picked its first gold medal by winning the five kilometres female walk race.
Its flag bearer, Naomi Nnamdi, returned a time of 33.27 minutes to claim gold while Having Adeshina from the University of Ilorin got silver with a time of 33.39 minutes.
Rita Odigba from the University of Port Harcourt won bronze medal after returning a time of 33.44 minutes.
The NUGA Games Executive Committee
The NUGA Executive Committee meets at least once a year to take all the significant decisions necessary for optimal organisation functioning.
Members are voted in except the Secretary General.
List Of Schools That Participate In NUGA Games 2022
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NUGA Games Winners 2022
Check back later for NUGA Game winners 2022
SOURCE: NUGA Official Website
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Hi, please how can i get my school into the next Nuga?