Sports Update - June 18-24

By John Sande

The USIU-Africa Staff Football team had a busy weekend participating in the Wazee Premier League. In their first match fixture played on Saturday, June 18 at Gems Cambridge International School, Nairobi, the Staff team beat their rivals Maveto FC 1-0. Their second game of the day however proved to be tough and despite their spirited fight and excellent game play, the team drew 2-2 against Leysa FC.

On Sunday, June 19, after re-strategizing, the team put forward their best foot when they trounced their opponents Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) 1-0 in a match played at the ABSA Sports Club grounds. The match which had been postponed in April when the teams last met in Mombasa, saw both teams showcase their best, with USIU-Africa carrying the day.

Elsewhere, the USIU-Africa Swimming Team, ‘The Dolphins’ will be engaged this weekend in Mombasa participating in the final gala of the calendar year 2021/2022 at the Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) National Championships, which will be held from June 24-26.

In his comments to CTW, Nabil Shikeli, Captain of the Dolphins noted that the Championships were set to be their toughest one yet.

“We are heading for the final gala of the calendar year of 2021/2022. It is the hardest competition so far because this is where the best athletes in the country come to battle it out, and we are blessed to have our representatives taking part. We expect to do well, improve, or maintain our timings, and hopefully bring back some medals, despite the seriously intense competition,” he said.

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