Sports Updates - March 17, 2023

By Shyat Lemoshira and Tecla Musumba

Team Mashujaa, the hockey men’s team, had six Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) matches over the weekend in Nairobi. On March 11, they defeated SPU 2-0 in their opening game. Kenya College of Accounting (KCA) was the opponent in the second game, which ended in a 2-2 draw. The event ended on Saturday with a 2-0 victory for team Mashujaa over Kenyatta University Parklands despite the two draws. The men's hockey team defeated Kenyatta University 4-1 in the first KUSA game on Sunday, March 12. They also defeated Daystar University 4-1 in their subsequent game. In the end, Team Mashujaa defeated Kenyatta University Parklands of 3-1. Team Mashujaa has qualified for the nationals by these spectacular victories. They also won all of their games in the Nairobi region, putting them unquestionably in first place.

Team Spartans, the hockey ladies’ team had a match against Kenyatta University on Sunday, March 12, where they defeated their opponents in a stunning 2-0 victory.

On Saturday, March 11, the USIU-Africa ladies’ basketball team, the USIU-Africa Flames, played the ladies from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), and came out on top 44-39. The team’s KBF League encounter on Sunday, March 12, ended in similar fashion, with the Flames scoring a victory of 69-38 over Footprints. The USIU-Africa Flames finished their Sunday competition with a spectacular victory against Mount Kenya University in a KUSA match, which they won with a score of 72-18.

The USIU-Africa basketball men’s team, the USIU-Africa Tigers, had a KBF Division One league game on Saturday, March 11 in Nairobi. They won on a score of 73-50 against Shoot for Life. The Tigers had KUSA matches in which they defeated Gretsa 74-48, drubbed SPU 50-38 and had a close win over KU Ruiru 60-59. The team will be having their final KUSA group match against KU on Saturday, March 18 in MKU Thika at 10.30am before proceeding to the semi-finals if they win. All the best to the Tigers!

Over the weekend, the USIU-Africa soccer men’s team, the Wolves, played three KUSA games. Bol Peter, who managed to score all four goals for the squad, and goalkeeper Ben Kitonga both put in standout performances on Saturday, March 11, as the team opened with a quick 4-2 victory over KCA. Bol Peter, who scored all three goals against M-Pesa Academy on Sunday, March 12, helped the wolves defeat their opponents by a score of 3-2 despite the close competition. Tula Mumbi also put in a solid effort (the new keeper making his second appearance). Nonetheless, the soccer guys lost against Daystar City 2-4 as the day went on. Bevex Kapansa and Shamakh Keith commonly known as Saliba scored the two goals for the wolves in the last match.

The ladies’ team on the other hand lost 0-6 to JKUAT on their fixture on Saturday, March 11.

On Saturday, March 11, the USIU-Africa Hurricanes, the netball team competed in two different events. Their opening contest against SPU ended in a dazzling 33-28 victory for them. Unfortunately, they were defeated by JKUAT 16-50 in their final game of the day.

Nine athletes from USIU-Africa participated in the Nairobi North KUSA event, which took place on March 11 and 12, when they faced off against Kenyatta University and Jomo Kenyatta University. The venue for the occasion was Thika Chapel. USIU-Africa fell against Kenyatta University 41-4 in the opening game. The second game also ended in a defeat, this time to Jomo Kenyatta University by a score of 46-4. These defeats were ascribed to a lack of poise, which resulted in a reduction in scoring opportunities. It was noted that the USIU-Africa squad scored more than three goals against senior teams for the first time ever throughout the competition.

The USIU-Africa volleyball men’s team, the Gladiators, had their last KUSA match in the previous weekend against JKUAT in which they lost 0-3 in the following sets with scores: 15-25, 11-25 and 17-25.

The Gladiator sisters, the USIU-Africa volleyball ladies’ team faced Mount Kenya University (MKU) in their last KUSA match. They defeated 3-2 in the following sets with results: 25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 18-25 and 15-13.

The USIU-Africa swimming team, the Dolphins, will be participating in their KUSA swimming gala that will be held in the USIU-Africa swimming pool on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Moreover, the team will also compete in the Nairobi Aquatics Swimming Competitions in Makini School on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

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