By Dayo Johnson Akure
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jona-than is expected to declare open the West African University Games scheduled to commence at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Ondo State on Wednesday.
Eight West African Countries are to participate in the competition in which three major events- Table Tennis, Athletics and Tennis would feature. They are expected to start arriving this week for the tournament.
Addressing newsmen ahead of the competition, chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the competition Prof Debo Adeyewa, said this in Akure that participating universities from countries like Ghana , Bukina Faso , Benin Republic, Cote D’Ivore, Senegal , Togo and Sierra-Leone had expressed readiness to participate in the competition.
Prof. Adeyewa who is also the Deputy Vice chairman Academics said the venue of the events to be held at the competition had already been put to shape.
He pointed out that the university would deploy the latest technology in officiating some of the events, saying that photo finish technology would be used to capture the time during the races.
Adeyewa however said funding had remained the major challenge facing the competition as the institution was yet to raise enough fund for the event.
He said the state government had already donated N5 million to the championship, urging corporate organizations and individuals to come to the aid of the university.