The NUGA World University Games Trials are set to begin today, Monday, May 8, 2023, as 315 athletes from 41 universities compete for their spot to represent Nigeria at the 31st Universiade in Chengdu, China, scheduled for July 28–August 8, 2023.
The trials will feature seven sports, including athletics, badminton, judo, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, and tennis, and will be held at the University of Benin and Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State.
This event promises to be an exciting showcase of Nigeria’s top university-level talent, as athletes compete for the chance to represent their country at the prestigious international event.
“The trials are also an opportunity for athletes to demonstrate their skills and ability to compete at the highest level, inspiring others to take up sports and pursue their athletic dreams,” NUGA stated in a Press Release signed by its Ag. Secretary General, Chidiebere Ezeani.
“The NUGA World University Games Trials are an important milestone in the Nigerian sports calendar, and we encourage everyone to come out and support our talented athletes.”