Sports Update - January 27
By Shyat Lemoshira
The rugby men’s team, the USIU-Africa Martials, faced the University of Eldoret (UOE) Trojans on Saturday, January 21 at 3pm at the USIU-Africa rugby field for their Kenya Rugby Championship match. The Martials were leading by the first half with 17-13, however, the match ended in a 17-17 draw. They will be having another home match against Daystar University on Saturday, January 28 at 3pm. Come support the Martials as they seek more points in the KRU Championship.
Kenyatta University hosted a tournament where winners of several categories will be selected to join the Kenya national Taekwondo team and attracted 21 clubs all over the country and 142 participants total. Haji Ombayo played up to the semis where he lost to Kenya Defense Forces (KDF). Coco Hawi lost to Anne from KDF who were second runners up. Furthermore, Clifford Ombiro lost to Donald Ambayo from KDF, the second runners up. Mina Visavida also did quite well, but lost to the Kibabii University contestant. Coach Innocent Wafula was impressed with the confidence of his players as they competed in their first national tournament and gained experience. He also stated that the team is motivated and determined to work harder before the next and upcoming national trials.
Wolverines played against our Team Spartans, hockey ladies, on Saturday, January 21 at 4pm at City Park Stadium. This match was the first game for the Spartans this year. The match ended unfortunately 1-0 in favour for Wolverines. The Spartans will have a KUSA match against KU on Saturday, January 28 in KU at 10.20am.
Team Mashujaa, the men’s hockey will be facing Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT) on Saturday, January 28 at 9am in KU. The hockey men also have a Kenya Hockey Union Premier League match on the same day against Sailors at City Park Stadium at 6pm.
The USIU-Africa Tigers, the men’s basketball team, will be having two games over this weekend. They have a Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Division League One match against ABSA on Saturday, January 28 at 4pm at the USIU-Africa basketball court. The Tigers shall face Mount Kenya University (MKU) on Sunday, January 29 at Kenyatta University at 9am.
The ladies’ basketball team, the USIU-Africa Flames, will also be busy this weekend with two (KBF) Division League One matches and a single KUSA match. They will face Multi Media University (MMU) on Saturday, January 28 at the USIU-Africa basketball court at 10.40am. The Flames will also face Zetech University (ZU) and Daystar University at the USIU-Africa basketball court at 10.30am and in KU at 2.40pm respectively.
The USIU-Africa Dolphins, the university swimming team, will be competing in the Nairobi County Swimming Association games at the Makini School on Saturday, January 28 and on Sunday, January 29.
The USIU-Africa Wolves will be having a KUSA match against Gretsa University on Saturday, January 28 in KU at 11am as the KUSA season progresses.
The upcoming and promising USIU-Africa Gladiators, the volleyball men’s team, have a KUSA match against Saint’s Paul University (SPU) on Sunday, January 29 at 1pm in KU.
The handball ladies’ team will be competing against KU in a KUSA match on Sunday, January 29 at 9am in KU.