Three Nigerian Universities are putting finishing touches to their final preparations for the 9th African University Games holding in Mekelle University in Ethiopia from July 1 to 7, 2018.
The Universities are Bayero University, Kano,University of Ibadan, Ibadan and University of Lagos.
All the three Universities will be taking part in the 3×3 Basketball Competition at the fiesta.
While Bayero University will feature in the female category, the Universities of Ibadan and Lagos will take part in the male category.
Bayero University team consisting of four female players and 2 officials will depart Nigeria from Kaduna International Airport with Ethiopian Airline enroute Mekelle via Addis Ababa on Friday June 29, 2018 at about 1.30 pm . The team will eventually arrive at Mekelle on June 30,, 2018 which is a day to the Opening Ceremony.
It is expected that the other two Universities will depart Nigeria latest on June 30, 2018 in order to meet the Opening Ceremony of the Competition holding in Mekelle University on July 1, 2018.
Meanwhile some Vice-Chancellors, the NUGA President, the Secretary General are also preparing to attend the programme.
B. A. Orodele