Over one hundred students/athletes have converged at the Ilaji Hotels and Resorts for the 2023 student /athletes scholarship trials.
The Chancellor, Sports University of Nigeria, Idumuje -Ugboko, Delta State and President, Ned Nwoko Foundation, Senator Ned Nwoko, is awarding scholarships to the students to study at the University.
The scholarship is worth N2.5 million for each student aside other benefits that will go with it.
The Director, High Performance Centre, of the university, Dr. Bob Olukoya, while speaking at the venue of the trials, disclosed that 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.
He stated further that the selection for trials was done through advertisement so that the best would be selected for the final phase in Asaba later in the year.
The sports administrator added 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.
The Assistant Project Coordinator, Ugochinyere Onyewuenyi, on her part, informed that the trials will be in 18 sports categories and they are athletics, swimming, soccer, football, tracks and field, handball, basketball, 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 as athletes accessor while some of the trials will hold at the sports complex of the University of Ibadan”, she said.