Ilaji To Host Trials For Sports University – Dr Olukoya

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


Over 100 students/athletes are now at the Ilaji Hotels and Resorts for the 2023 student/athletes scholarship trials 
The scholarship by Ned Nwoko Foundation is to be awarded to 100 students to study at theSenator Ned Nwoko Chancellor Sports University of Nigeria, Idumuje -Ugboko ,Delta State with the scholarship worth 2.5 million Naira for each student aside other benefits that will go with it.
Addressing sport journalists in Ibadan on Monday at the venue,Dr Bob Olukoya, Director, High Performance Centre,Sports University of Nigeria said the sports loving Senator decided to give scholarship to the students so as to actualize their dreams having realized that many of the students athletes cannot afford tuition fee.
Dr Olukoya stressed that the selection for trials was done through advertisement so that the best would be selected for final phase in Asaba later in the year.
He stated that the trials which will end on Wednesday will move to Abuja as from 31st August to 1st September and South East Zone in Aba 3rd September 4th while Asaba will host South South zone on the 6th and 7th September  before the  final trials at a yet to be fixed date but will be in Delta State.
Also speaking, the Assistant Project Coordinator; Ugochinyere Onyewuenyi said the trials will be in 18 sports,  and they are: athletics, swimming,soccer,football,tracks and field, handball, basketnall, volleyball,karate,cricket,para Badminton ,table tennis,tennis and golf.
“I can state here that all necessary arrangements have been put in place to host the trials with the former General Manager,Oyo State Sports Council;Gboyega Makinde named as athletes accessor’., she said 
Onyewuenyi added, ” some of the trials will hold at the sports complex of the University of Ibadan”

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