University of Ghana Revels in the Opening Ceremony of the 14th WAUG hosted by University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
The fifty-one (51) contingent of the University of Ghana (UG) Team which comprised nine officials and forty-two athlete students arrived for the Games on Wednesday, 31st October, 2018. Despite encountering accommodation challenges at the Games village, the UG Team was swiftly provided with alternative accommodation arrangement, kind courtesy Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu (Director of Sports, UG) and Dr. Ted Annang (Member, Sport Management Committee) who also coupled as leaders of delegation for Team UG.
Fast-forward, all administrative preparations and needed props were arranged for the opening ceremony. Scheduled at 1pm on Saturday, 3rd November, 2018 at the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) Stadium, the protracted opening ceremony was met with heavy downfalls. A total of twenty-eight (28) universities from Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Léon were present for the opening ceremony.
Following remarks from the President of WAUG and Vice Chancellor of University of Port Harcourt, the co-founders of WAUG (i.e. University of Ghana and University of Ibadan) led the entire participating teams in a match-pass across the stadium. This was followed by the opening football game between Uniport and Bayero University, Kanu (BUK) which ended in a draw (1:1).
Notable across the Uniport Stadium was the energy that UG brought which captivated every supporter present at the stadium. Thus, supporters as well as other university athletes at the stadium felt a little discombobulated at the excitement of UG Team but as the energy level rises they could not resist the intense-rhythmic Jama songs which lit the entire stadium.
The opening ceremony however, came to a close after the football game between Uniport and Bayero University, Kanu (BUK). At a short meeting, after the opening ceremony, Dr. Bella offered a panegyric of praise for the UG athletes with regards to the energy they brought to the opening ceremony. He further commended them for their understanding and comportment despite encountering some challenges since arrival.
Further updates regarding the fixtures (mainly UG fixtures) will be provided in the upcoming days. Expect more updates from us.