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University of Port Harcourt To Participate In Maiden African Universities Olympics

Athletes. Photo: Vanguard Nigeria
Athletes. Photo: Vanguard Nigeria

The Director of Sports, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Prof. Ken Anugweje, on Friday stated that the university would feature four athletes and a coach at the forthcoming maiden African Universities Olympics.

The Director of sports told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the university was invited by the Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt in conjunction with the Association of African Universities (AAU).

“UNIPORT is to feature in athletics at the University Olympics for Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt from March 13 to March 20.

“We received a letter from the host university in Cairo that the competition is being organized under the auspices of AAU and that UNIPORT is nominated to represent West African in Athletics.

“For other sports like football, basketball etc, I think they chose other universities but I don’t know whether any was chosen in Nigeria,” he stated.

The sports director added by saying that the university was sending just two female and two male athletes, including a coach to the competition due to its non-inclusion in the institution’s annual sports budget.

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