With 150 days until the start of the international sporting event, Nigeria is getting ready to send 100 of its top athletes. The acting secretary general of the Nigeria University Games, Chidiebere Ezeani, said in a statement: “This is indeed a great opportunity for Nigerian Students to showcase their talents on a global stage and bring glory to the nation.”
Every two years, the World University Games, also referred to as the Universiade, brings together student-athletes from all over the world to compete for medals in a variety of sports.
It has been confirmed that Chengdu, China, will host the event’s 2023 edition, which is anticipated to draw more than 10,000 participants from over 170 nations.
Nigeria has a rich sporting history and has produced athletes of the highest caliber in a number of sports, including basketball, football, athletics, and table tennis, among others. The Nigerian University Games Association and university administrators are putting in endless effort to choose the best athletes to represent Nigeria at the World University Games, which begin in 150 days.
To accomplish this, tough training regimens and competitions will be held to find potential athletes who will represent Nigeria and take home medals.
Nigeria is anticipated to compete for medals in seven sports, including tennis, badminton, swimming, judo, taekwondo, track and field, and swimming.
Only the top athletes should expect to advance in this highly competitive selection process. Those who succeed will have the chance to compete against the top student-athletes from all over the world.
Nigeria is hoped to not only compete but also triumph at the 2023 World University Games, bringing joy and pride to the country.
In order to help our teams represent Nigeria with honor, dignity, and sportsmanship, Ezeani is “appealing to the government, sports authorities, corporate bodies, and well-meaning individuals.”
From Nigerian Universities, NUGA has consistently produced athletes of the highest caliber, such as Santos Ahkilele in taekwondo, Olumide Oyedeji in basketball, and Clement Chukwu in athletics.
The 2022/23 World University Games will be held in Chengdu, China, from July 27 to August 8.