Cameroon University Games 2017
Bamenda heats up to receive more than 5,000 athletes for the State Universities.The University of Buea delegation arrived Bamenda to a heroic welcome as athletes from the most prestigious anglophone university are pumped-up to improve their ranking in the Cameroon University Games. In a dispatch of the University of Buea delegation, the Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Nalova Lyonga enjoined the athletes to be disciplined, loyal and competitive to make the University proud and demonstrate that the missions of the University are beyond teaching and learning. "UB is a sports University", she said. The mammoth delegation from the Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB) had already arrived in good time for acclimatization and on the spot preparation to improve on their chances. The Cameroon University games are held annually, as a sports jamboree in which all Universities and Institutions of Higher Learning in the country send in their best athletes to compete in diverse team sport and single events. The University of Bamenda is hosting the event for its first time, and there are expectations this will help the infant university to invest in much needed infrastructure. The University of Yaounde 1, the University of Douala, University of Yaounde 2 and the national Institute of Sports in Yaounde have over the years dominated the games racking up all the gold medals. The Municipality of Bamenda and Bambili are poised to cash in on the economic benefits that accompany the University games. Bambili has taken a face lift and the University of Bamenda shall on April 22, 2017 at the official launch of the games unveil its brand new sports infrastructure. The Vice-Chancellor of the University had earlier called on her staff to make the region proud, showcase their best and ignore detractors gunning to ruin the image of the University and the region.
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