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UNILAG and LASU set to co-host African Universities Games

African Universities Games.

By Isiaq Ibrahim

Lagos State University (LASU) and the University of Lagos are set to co-host the 11th African Universities Games.

NAIRA SPORTS confirmed that Lagos will host the games from September 20th to September 29th, 2024.

Professor Folashade Ogunsola, the Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, told Punch last year that the target of hosting the game on its campus is to foster growth and development.

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Her words read: “Other countries have collegiate athletes, and there are plans for us to have that here also, we are going to be hosting the FASU next year as our sports centre has passed the requirements needed to host it.

“At the last NUGA Games, we totally developed our sports centre, and right now, we are working towards developing a sports hostel in that space which will be a 240-bed hostel for sportsmen and women. We have redone the indoor gym, the basketball courts, cricket fields, and everything is up to international standards.”

She added that “The swimming pool is now Olympic-size, so sports here is one of our most important focuses. What we also want to do now is develop the courses around sports like sports medicine, that is the next step for us. I am hoping that we will be able to interest some corporate organisations to have a sports academy because I think we have everything that it takes.”

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