By Desmond Ejibas
University of Port Harcourt has won the 14th West Africa Universities Games (WAUG) which it hosted.
The university emerged the overall winner of the competition on Sunday after winning 75 gold, 36 silver and 24 bronze to top the medals table.
It finished the games on a remarkable note by winning all gold medals in swimming, hockey, chess and taekwondo.
University of Lagos came second with 16 gold, 24 silver and 16 bronze medals.
Ghana’s representative, University of Cape Coast, won nine gold, three silver and four bronze to finish third at the 13-day event.
Obafemi Awolowo University was awarded the best team of the competition, while the fair play award went to Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST).
KUST Chief Coach, Abdulsalam Garba, won the competition’s best coach award.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than 5,000 student-athletes from 16 West African countries competed in 16 sports in the tournament.
They competed in athletics, swimming, judo, tennis, badminton, table tennis, squash, chess, football, javelin, volleyball, handball, basketball, hockey, taekwondo and cricket.