Over one hundred students/athletes have converged at the Ilaji Hotels and Resorts for the 2023 student /athletes scholarship trials.
Senator Ned Nwoko Chancellor Sports University of Nigeria, Idumuje-Ugboko, Delta State and President, Ned Nwoko Foundation is awarding schorlaships to one hundred students to study at thenUniversity.
The schorlaship worth 2.5million for eacj studrnt aside other benefits that will go with it.
Speaking with the sport journalists in Ibadan Monday at the venue,Dr Bob Olukoya ;Director,High Performance Centre,Sports University of Nigeria disclosed that the sports loving senator decided to give schorlaship to the students so as to actualize their dreams having realized that many of the studrnts athletes cannot afford tuition fee.
He further disclosed 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.
The sports administrator also disclosed that the trials which will end on Wednessday will move to Abuja as from 31st August to 1st Septber 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.
While speaking,Assistant project coordinator;Ugochinyere Onyewuenyi informed that 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 mecessary 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 added;’some of the trials will hold at the sports complex of the University of Ibadan.