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UNIPORT Athlete qualifies for world university games but lacks funds to attend

However, despite her outstanding performance and securing a place in the international competition, Deborah faces a major obstacle.
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In a remarkable achievement, Okpochini Deborah Nwabuogor, a student at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), has secured a spot as a swimmer in the prestigious World University Games (WUG). Deborah’s qualification came after she clinched the gold medal at the National Universities Games (NUGA), showcasing her exceptional talent and dedication to the sport.

However, despite her outstanding performance and securing a place in the international competition, Deborah faces a major obstacle. She requires a total sum of N3.5 million to cover her travel expenses and participate in the WUG, which will be held in China starting from July 25, 2023.

Deborah’s aspiration extends beyond the World University Games. She firmly believes that if given the opportunity to represent her country at the event in China, she can make significant strides towards her ultimate dream of participating in the Olympics.

The young athlete’s determination and commitment have garnered attention and support from the sporting community, who recognize her potential for greatness. However, the financial burden remains a significant hurdle on her journey to achieving her dreams.

Deborah remains optimistic that through the collective support and goodwill of individuals, organizations, and the Nigerian sports community, she will be able to secure the necessary funds to make her trip to China a reality.

The University of Port Harcourt community and well-wishers around the country have rallied behind Deborah, spreading awareness of her predicament and launching fundraising efforts to help her overcome this financial barrier. They are appealing to individuals, corporate bodies, and sports organizations to come forward and support her cause.

The clock is ticking, and time is of the essence for Deborah Nwabuogor as the World University Games draws near. “Let us join hands and help turn this aspiring athlete’s dreams into reality, ensuring that her talent does not go unrecognized due to financial constraints” a netizen shares

As we anticipate Deborah’s journey to the World University Games, we hope that her story will inspire many others and highlight the importance of supporting young athletes in realizing their full potential.

May her dreams come true, and may she serve as an inspiration to aspiring athletes across the nation.

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