NUGA Games 2014: Hosts OAU Defeated By EBSU In Volleyball
EBSU defeats OAU in Male Volleyball — The male volleyball team of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) on Monday lost 2-3 to their Ebonyi State University counterparts at the ongoing 2014 Nigeria Universities Games (NUGA).
The host university team failed to live up to their fans’ expectations as their opponents dominated the match.
In another volleyball competition game, University of Agriculture, Makurdi beat Kwara State University 3-0, while Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ogun defeated University of Uyo 3-0.
Speaking in an interview, Foluso Onagoruwa, the Director of Sports, TASUED, said the institution’s contingent was determined to win several gold medals at the Games.
“Our teams are participating in this Games with one motive, which is to win medals in as many categories as possible.
“With the qualitative officiating I have observed, I want to warn teams which are to face my teams to know they have to meet determined opponents.
“For us, it is more than participating. We have come to make a point. Even the host university should not think home advantage can deter us’’, Onagoruwa boasted.
Onagoruwa, who praised the hosts for the colourful opening ceremony on Saturday, said OAU should be commended for the facilities put in place for the games.
He charged all participating universities to be magnanimous in victory and to promote the spirit of sportsmanship.