Sports Updates - February 24
By Shyat Lemoshira
Team Mashujaa, hockey men’s team, had 3 Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) matches over the weekend. They drew 1-1 against Mount Kenya University (MKU) on Saturday, February 18 at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The hockey men’s team also drew 1-1 against JKUAT. Despite the two draws, Team Mashujaa pulled off a win against Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) after Robbie Muyendo, player of the day, scored in the 4th quarter as the KUSA match 2-1 in favor of the USIU-Africa hockey men’s team. Moreover, they will have two KUSA matches this upcoming weekend; the hockey men will face Kenyatta University (KU) on Saturday, February 25 at 9am and Daystar on Sunday, February 26 at 9am, all at JKUAT.
Team Spartans, the hockey ladies team faced JKUAT (W) on Sunday February 19. Their KUSA match, however, ended 0-0. The Spartans will have a KUSA match against Daystar on Sunday, February 26 at 10.30am at JKUAT.
The woodball team participated in the Kenya Woodball Federation league on Saturday, February 18 at JKUAT. For the stroke singles men, Prosper Mandu got 128pts, Mark Agaba (130 pts), Kasozi Joshua (133pts), Nichodemus Mutua (138 pts) and Michiri Melchizedek (157pts). As for the strokes singles ladies, the USIU-Africa ladies team obtained the following points: Quinta Okoth (118pts), Ritah Mbabazi (120 pts), Linas Nyebare (121 pts), Kansiime Allen (138 pts), Kansiime Allen (144pts), Nzilani Muthio (144pts), Salma Njeri (145pts), Lilian Kembabazi (157 pts) and Joseline Masoy (167 pts).
Moreover, there were doubles for both men and ladies. The men had the following ranks and points over 2 rounds: Mutua & Joshua (9th with 131pts), Agaba & Mandu (10th with 68 pts). The ladies each did a single round for doubles: Mbabazi & Masoy were 6th with 68pts while Nyebare & Kembabazi were 7th with 74pts.
The USIU-Africa rugby men’s team, the Martials, traveled to Kisumu to clash against Western Bulls in an away Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) championship match. The Martials claimed 3 points after pulling off a fascinating 23-19 win over their opponents. The rugby men’s team will play against Shamas Rugby Foundation on Saturday, February 25 at 3pm at the USIU-Africa Rugby grounds.
The USIU-Africa basketball men’s team, the Tigers, had two KUSA matches on Saturday February 18. They lost to KU 67-52 but defeated MKU 52-34. The basketball men’s team will have a KUSA match against Daystar on Saturday, February 25 at 9am in JKUAT.
The USIU-Africa basketball ladies team, the Flames, faced the JKUAT ladies team on Saturday February 18 and came with a late and tight win as the KUSA match ended 36-34. The Flames will play against KU on Saturday, February 25 at 10.30am in JKUAT.
The USIU-Africa soccer men’s team, the Wolves, had 3 KUSA matches over the weekend. The team got 3 points over Daystar as the match concluded with 3-0 walkover to the Wolves on Saturday, February 18 morning in KU. As the day continued, the soccer men, however, lost 0-1 to Saint’s Paul University (SPU) as they missed plenty of chances to score. The Wolves lost to KU 3-0 on Saturday February 19 in KU. The team will be traveling to Kisumu for a Maseno Open tournament from Saturday 25 and Sunday 26.
The USIU-Africa netball team, the Hurricanes, played against KU with a numerical disadvantage but managed to obtain 4 points despite losing 84-4 which was better than a walkover.
The USIU-Africa handball team lost 3-40 to Kiriri Women’s University of Science & Technology on Sunday February 19. The handball ladies will be traveling to Kisumu for the Maseno open tournament in Maseno University over the upcoming weekend.
The USIU-Africa volleyball men and ladies, the Gladiator Brothers & Sisters, will also be traveling to Kisumu for the Maseno open tournament in Maseno University over the upcoming weekend.