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West African University Games Start at Uniport

The 14th edition of the West African University Games (WAUG), has commenced at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The Games started today, Wednesday, featuring athletes from 65 universities across the West African region.

The games will end on November 12, and over 5,000 athletes, 800 technical officials and coaches are expected at the ten-day event, the organisers said.

Uniport management has said it will use this year’s WAUG to showcase the uniqueness of the institution, its sporting facilities and competitive spirit to the rest of the world.

A member of the LOC told reporters that some events have been lined up for today, but an elaborate opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 3, where there will be lighting of the games torch, star parade, cultural dances, art exhibition, goodwill messages, acrobatics and spectacular fireworks display, amongst other events.

UniPort, the hosts, are in the competition, as the defending champions. They won the last three editions consecutively, including last at the University of Ilorin in 2012.

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