The West African Universities Games Championship is ready to kick with a bang as it finds its prestigious opening venue at the renowned Obafemi Awolowo University.
The WAUG opening which was scheduled to commence at 2 pm today, 17th of December, finally started some minutes to 4 pm. The event started with the welcoming of the Vice Chancellor of OAU, Professor Simeon Bamire, Muhammad Tanko WAUG President and other important dignitaries.
Afterwards, at exactly 4:19, students from the Department of Music led the National anthem, OAU anthem, and WAUG anthem, composed by them. The composed WAUG anthem was sung in English and French before the OAU anthem.
Also, the Man O War team performed and led other athletes in a match parade featuring the available schools. The mascot, representing the WAUG followed the teams. To fully commence the activity, the fire was lit and pictures were taken with the organisers of the sports activity and various teams. The fire was brought in by Enoch Adegoke.
Moreover, spanning the entire West African region, this championship gathers brilliant and talented athletes across the region in a celebration of sportsmanship.
OAU, nestled in the heart of Nigeria, has been honoured with the privilege of hosting this grand sporting spectacle. Known for its illustrious tradition in academia, OAU is geared up welcoming participating universities like the University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana, University of Ilorin, Lagos State Univerity, Ambrose Ali Univerity among others available for the challenge.
Furthermore, athletes from various teams have been training tirelessly, perfecting their skills in their various sporting disciplines. The competition promises to showcase the pinnacle of sports tales across The est African academic landscape.
WAUG is set to ignite the spirit of sportsmanship, unity and regional harmony. We wish all the participating athletes the best of luck and look forward to witnessing challenges, incredible records and the birth of new champions!