Nigerian Army University Wins 5 Medals In Maiden African Universities Olympics In Cairo
London, March 22, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Nigerian Army University, Biu (NAUB) participated in the just concluded maiden edition of the African Universities Olympics held in Cairo, Egypt from the 12th to 19th of March 2019 and won, One gold, Two silver, Two bronze medals.
The Olympics, organized by the Association of African Universities and hosted by Al- Azhar University Cairo, featured selected universities from each of the 5 Regions of Africa.
Consequently, Benin, Ghana and Nigeria represented West Africa with NAUB taking part in basketball, track and field events.
The NAUB contingent, according to Col. Sagir Musa, acting Director of Army Public Relations, comprised of 44 athletes and 9 officials and won medals in the following events; Basketball – gold, 100m Female and 200m Female – silver each, 800m Female,1500m Female – Bronze each, making a total of one gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals as well as the winners trophy for basketball.
He added that the West Africa Region emerged winners at the Championship.
“The enormous support of the COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai among other factors contributed to the successful outing of the NAUB contingent”, he said.
The Special Adviser to the COAS on NAUB, Maj Gen Chukwuemeka Okonkwo effectively led the contingent that include, the NAUB Vice Chancellor, Prof David Malgwi, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Military), Brig Gen Martin Obot and the Dean Students Affairs, Dr Bulus Gadiga among the personalities that accompanied the NAUB contingent to the Olympics.