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African Varsities Battle for Medals as WAUG Kicks Off

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Athletes running. Photo: Today FM

The 14th West Africa University Games (WAUG) has officially kicked off on Saturday, 3rd of November at the University of Port Harcourt as the host of the sporting event.
The official ceremony began with the lighting of the games torch and was followed by a star parade of the participating teams, cultural dances, art exhibition, goodwill messages and acrobatics display.
According to report, a total of sixteen sporting events were on parade in this year’s WAUG and all the games except hockey, will take place inside the University of Port Harcourt sports center.
According to Guardian, a member of the LOC said that a University from Ghana was among those already on ground for the event, adding that others from the West African sub-region were on their way to the event.
“All the athletes and officials are having great excitement here. We have a university from Ghana already competing for medals and some are on their way. Several Nigerian Universities are on ground,” the LOC member stated.
UNIPORT says it’s using the 2018 WAUG to showcase its uniqueness, unmatched sporting facilities and competitive spirit. The 2018 WAUG will end on the 12th of November 2018.

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