Some of the medallists in the 2014 Nigerian University Games at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, on Friday complained over the medals presented to them, claiming they were of “low quality”.
The organisers of the competition gave medals to athletes who came first, second and third in their events.
Our correspondent observed that the logo of the Games was not engraved on the medals.
One of the medallists, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “This is bad. How can we prove that we got these medals from NUGA when there is no logo of the competition on them? I’m highly disappointed. Anyone could have bought these medals from anywhere.”
Another medallist said, “This is not my first time of winning medals in NUGA. This is not how they look like. They normally have the NUGA logo.”
Meanwhile, Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Calabar will meet in the final of the football event.