Karate was adopted as an official NUGA Game at the just concluded NUGA Council meeting held at the university of Lagos from the 26th – 29th of October 2021.
Karate was initially accepted into the Nigeria university Games since 1999 and has previously been demonstrated at the games but will for the first time be a scoring competition at the NUGA games come Unilag 2022.
The Karate Federation of Nigeria (KFN) through the Nigerian University Karate Association (NUKA) has held three editions of the University Karate Championships in partnership with NUGA and Nigerian Universities.
NUGA president and board member of the Karate Federation of Nigeria Prof, Stephen Hamafyelto said during the meeting “Karate is coming up as a point scoring sport in the Forthcoming NUGA games in UniLag, 2022. We have also decided to put open the hosting of our championship, Let Universities with interest apply through NUGA, that way, the logistics will be burned by the University hosting the Championship”
Chairman of the Nigeria University Karate Association Mr Dave Jegede, said; “Congrats to the Karate Family. We have fought a good course, Kudos to all the efforts put in to make this happen. Thank you so much our own NUGA President, and Member Board of Karate Federation of Nigeria. Prof. Steve Hamafyelto”.
E-sports has also been taken in as a Nigerian University sports events as members of the NUGA secretariat has been tasked to get the organization up to date with all the happenings in the games and creating championships.
University of Lagos are hosts of the next edition of the Bi-annual Nigerian university games, though originally scheduled for 2019, the games was postponed due to some force majeure first due to some administrative upset and then the Covid 19 Pandemic that halted activities all over the world in 2020. Preliminaries of the Games is scheduled for January 2022.