Athletes representing the University of Buea at the 22nd edition of the University Games have taken off for the West Region of Cameroon, were they shall be hoping to overturn their goldless 2018 medal expedition in Maroua,one of their worst performances.
The 208 athletes will take part in both collective and individual sport discipline during 8 days of intense competition scheduled for three venues; Dschang,Fouban and Banjourn.
Despite having a lackluster preparation due to the upheavals in the region,these athletes believe all hope is not lost and are ready to match-up with Varsity landlords ;the University of Yaounde I&II , University of Douala and defending champions IUG Douala.
“Nobody goes to the war front for failure and defeat but to win. Last year we came second and we’re silver medalist. This year we are aiming for gold. “ UB female football captain Asong Charlotte said to kick442.
The 208 athletes are due to arrive late this evening. The 2019 University games will run from the 4th-11th of May 2019.