University of Port Harcourt has began preparations to host the West African University Games (WAUG), billed for November 22 to December 4, 2016 in Port Harcourt. The institution’s vice chancellor, Professor Lale Ndowa has assured that Uniport will deliver a memorable WAUG Games with meticulous planning and painstaking execution of the event. He called on government, corporate sponsors and philanthropists to support the university in this quest. Lale said the institution places high premium on sports which is why it has invested heavily in facilities and equipment. “We are the first University in West Africa to construct the new Myrtha swimming pool technology, we have consistently remained the number one university in sports in Nigeria and West Africa. We currently host the only IAAF/CAC High Performance Center for English speaking West African countries where athletes participating in major games and championships receive coaching tutorials” Uniport hosted the 1988 and 2004 editions of the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA).