The Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Professor Charles Okechukwu Esimone (FAS) and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Sports Committee, wishes to announce that Nnamdi Azikiwe University will be hosting the twentieth year edition of the South East University Games tagged UNIZIK 2023 coming up from 19th to 26th November, 2023.

What is South East University Games
South East University Games is a University games set for universities in Eastern Nigeria. Its proprietary body is South East University Games Association (SEUGA). SEUGA is an affiliate of National University Games Association (NUGA). The aim of South East University Games is to kick-start a University games that will offer a recognized sports engagement for Eastern Universities, creating an avenue for schools to tap into the potentials of sports for projection, improving linkages and attracting investors and students. SEUGA held its maiden Games in 2002 and was hosted by Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Since then, reputable universities including University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Abia State University (ABSU) and AE-FUNAI University Ebonyi have all hosted the games. Its twentieth year edition has once again returned to Nnamdi Azikiwe University and is tagged UNIZIK 2023.

UNIZIK 2023 will bring together Federal, State and Private Universities situated in South East Nigeria for an 8-day Olympic-style competition. With full participation, it is expected to host over two thousand athletes from twenty-five schools who will compete in twenty-six different sporting activities. No less than ten thousand people will be at the games which will be transmitted live to participating schools through their social media live stream. Games at the competition include:


Sports Category

Table Tennis
Singles/Doubles/Mixed Doubles

Singles/Doubles/Mixed Doubles

Track & Field
100, 200, 400, 800, 1500M, 4×100 Relay, 4x400m relay, 4×100 mixed Relay, 4×400 mixed Relay;
Discus, Javelin, High Jump, triple Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put

Women and Men Divisions

Women and Men Divisions

Women and Men Divisions

Women and Men Divisions

Combat Sports
Judo, Taekwondo

Board Games
Chess, Scrabble

Total: 9 Sports Categories

UNIZIK 2023 local organizing committee is chaired by Dr. Emeka Okeke, a sports oriented philanthropist who is also the chairman of Aspire FC Foundation and Aspire Football Club. It is co-chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Professor Joseph Ikecheblu. The secretary of the LOC is Dr. Derek Orji while other notable members include Mr. Ogbonna Kenneth, Dr. Iyke Nwokedi, Professor Nonso Achebe, Barr. Philomena Okoye and Mrs. Gladys Chika Eneh. Others are Barr. Patrick Onyedum, Professor Lasbrey Asomugha, Mr. Gozie Egwuatu, Mr. Emeka Ogbu, Engineer Iyke Onwuemene, Dr. Gideon Emeghara, Mr. Ken Chukwurah, Mr. Okoye Maduka, Engr. Godwin Mgbechi as well as the SUG President and Director of Sports,

UNIZIK 2023 is open to all public and private universities in the South East. Details of registration will be conveyed via a letter of invitation to universities as well as a general notice that will be published here on our website. Additional information for participation can be requested by clicking the link here

To host a unique, high-profile competition such as the South East University Games, Nnamdi Azikiwe University will be deploying a new mini-stadium currently undergoing construction. Also, three basketball courts, two handball courts, two volleyball courts and two lawn tennis courts will be upgraded to meet the standards for the games. Arrangements for accommodation for visiting athletes and their coaches is underway to ensure a memorable events for every participant.

Alumni support for various schools
While participating universities are expected to sponsor their athletes to the competition, there is a commiserate call for school alumni or other well meaning individuals or brands to adopt and sponsor schools for the event to lessen the burden on schools. Benefits for such adoption include recognition by adopted schools as well as at the tournament. Additional information for alumni sponsorship can be requested by clicking the link here


Call for Sponsorship
Brands can sponsor UNIZIK 2023 as part of their CSR while tapping into the over 45,000 young university community as well as over two million audience. Additional information for sponsorship and partnership can be requested by clicking the link here

To contact UNIZIK 2023 LOC, simply send an email to [email protected] or call 08024657019, 08100675637 or you can send a WhatsApp Message to 08021309773.