Makurdi to host 53 universities at the 25th NUGA games

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[Benue]–All road leads to Makurdi as the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAM) host the 25th Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) Games.

The chairman of the Publicity Sub-Committee of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Rosemary Waku, has announced that fifty-three universities across the country are expected to participate in the games.

“The competition would be held in six venues within Makurdi between April 19 and 30”, Wakutold newsmen in Markudi on Wednesday.

She said that 16 games, including Hockey, Cricket, Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Handball would be featured during the 10-day event.

The accredited venues include UAM Sports Complex, Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi Club, Vaatia College, Mount Saint Gabriel’s, College and the National Stadium, Abuja.

Waku said the university complex would host Hockey, Cricket, Football and the finals of Basketball, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Handball, while Table Tennis, Chess and Scrabble take place at Makurdi Club.

Vaatia College, an elitist secondary school, will host Basketball (male and female), Badminton and Squash.

Judo, Taekwondo, Javelin, Discuss and Shot-Put will be staged at the Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School, while Swimming takes place at the National Stadium, Abuja.

Waku appealed to the public, especially the business community to partner with the university to successfully stage the Games.

She assured the participants that facilities for the Games were in good shape and urged the public to turn out in large numbers to cheer the athletes.

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