The Nairobi-based university is currently making preparations in order to host over 2500 athletes from 61 universities who will be coming from more that 40 countries to represent their institutions and countries at large as they embattle with our Kenyan finest.
According to Prof. Vincent Onywera from the Kenyatta University, the university is set to host the All Africa University Games after a whole 43 years.
Over 4,000 University student athletes from all over Africa will descend on the East Africa city of Nairobi, in Kenya for the 10th FASU (Federation of African Sports Universities) Games that are scheduled to be held at Kenyatta University this year. The Multi-Sports event, which was scheduled for 2020 and postponed due to the COVID19 has now been confirmed for 6th – 10th June this year.
An official communique and invitation to all universities in Africa was issued under the joint signatures of Prof. Godfrey S. Mse the LOC President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Kenyatta University (Finance and Development) KU, Ms. Nomsa Mahlangu - FASU President, Mr. Mbabu Murithi KUSA President and Prof. Paul K. Wainaina, the host Vice Chancellor.
The All-Africa University Games (FASU Games) is organised once every two years as the flagship event with nine editions having been held (Ghana - 1974, Kenya - 1978, political instability across Africa affected the events until its revival in Nigeria - 2004, South Africa - 2006, Uganda - 2008, Namibia – 2012, Kenya-2014, South Africa 2016 and Ethiopia 2018).
Kenyatta University will be the venue for all sports as well as the athletes village. The games program includes: Football, Chess, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, handball, swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Taekwondo and Karate in both genders. Woodball, Roll Ball, Goalball, Sitting Volleyball. In addition, Gurasumo (a Borana Traditional game) will be included for demonstration purposes.
The games will be used to qualify Africa’s representative teams to the FISU University World Cup Soccer 2023 for both men and women which will be held in Jinjiang, China come next year.
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