Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) is grief-stricken as it announces the passing of Mr. Emeka Ogbu, a stalwart in Nigerian sports and the revered President of NUGA, as well as the Director of Sports at Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT).
Mr. Ogbu's departure on Monday, November 26, 2023, has left a profound void in the nation's sporting community.
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"The untimely passing of Mr. Emeka Ogbu is not just a loss to the sporting fraternity but also a moment of poignant reflection for those who had the privilege of knowing him personally. His legacy exemplifies unwavering dedication, exceptional leadership, and an unmatched love for sports," a statement made available to Completesports.com by NUGA Acting Secretary General, Chidiebere Ezeani, on Tuesday reads in part.
"During this difficult period, our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends, colleagues, and the entire sports community profoundly affected by this loss. May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may his remarkable contributions to the realm of university sports in Nigeria remain forever treasured and honoured.
"Details regarding the funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course..."
Ogbu, known for his influential role in Nigerian sports, leaves behind a legacy of dedication and passion for the advancement of university sports. His leadership as the President of NUGA played a pivotal role in fostering a culture of healthy competition, unity, and excellence among Nigerian universities.
Serving as the Director of Sports at ESUT, Mr. Ogbu demonstrated unwavering commitment, leaving an indelible mark on the sporting landscape of the university. Additionally, his presidency at the South East University Games Association (SEUGA) saw the revival of SEUGA games, showcasing his profound impact on the broader sports community.
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