Sports Update - October 7
By Shyat Lemoshira
The newly formed volleyball ladies had their first game in Kenyatta University (KU) on Sunday, October 2. They faced the KU team in their first Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) fixture. The ladies had a good fight in each round but lost 3-0 to their opponents. The hockey teams also had matches on the same day, with the ladies’ team beating St. Paul’s University 9-0 in their first KUSA game. The men’s team also proved successful, with Team Mashujaa beating MKU 1-0.
On the previous day at the same venue, the woodball team participated in the 2022/2023 Kenya Woodball Federation League Circuit. They were competing against KU, Mount Kenya University (MKU) and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The USIU-Africa men’s team were ranked 3rd with a team score of 544 pts. The team included Mark Gok with 121pts, Tafadzwa Bere 127pts, Stephen Woresha 142pts and Lawrence Owino with 152pts. the ladies’ team were ranked 4th with a team score of 620 pts from Ritah Mbabazi (142pts), Allen Kansiime (151pts), Linas Nayebare (163pts) and Wanda Wendy (164pts).
The netball team, the USIU-Africa Hurricanes clashed against St. Paul’s University (SPU) on Sunday, October 2, where they beat SPU 15-4. Continuing USIU-Africa’s winning streak was the ladies’ basketball team, the USIU-Africa Flames, who traveled to Kakamega for their Kenya Basketball federation division 1 league game. The basketball ladies played against Western Delights on Sunday 2nd October. The team managed to sustain its unbeaten streak with a triumphant win 97-36 over their opponents of that day.
Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams experienced losses in their first KUSA fixtures, with the USIU-Africa Wolves losing 4-2 in their first match against KU. The revived ladies team also lost 5-0 to the KU team.