USIU-Africa hosts Fedaration of East Africa University Games

By, Lynn Mwangi

USIU-Africa hosted the Federation of East Africa University Sports Games (FEAUS), which took place from April 7-9, 2023, that saw USIU-Africa emerge second position in the East Africa University Games. FEAUS is mandated to oversee university sports activity in the Eastern zone.

The Games had different USIU-Africa teams show up and show out in different categories: The Basketball ladies team, the USIU-Africa Flames, dribbled their way to victory after thrashing Kenyatta University in the finals earning themselves a gold medal.

The men’s hockey team, Mashujaa, travelled to Uganda for the Uganda Hockey Association Easter Cup. They split their team into two teams, the Wazee and the Vijana. The two teams were so good that they eventually battled it out in the finals after beating other teams.

The Wazee played against a Ugandan team, Wananchi, and had a 1-1draw that resulted in a penalty and win for the Wazee’s at 4-3 hence qualifying them for the finals.

The Vijana team as well faced Kampala Hockey Club in the semis, beating them 3-0 hence qualifying them for the finals.

In the finals, the two USIU-Africa teams battled it out and Wazee won after a penalty stroke scored by Lawrence Makhatsa.

The ladies hockey team, Team Spartans, had two games during the weekend; the women’s tournament and the league match. They faced Kenyatta University in the tournament where they lost in the shootouts.

In the league match, their first game of the season, they faced the University of Nairobi where they won 1-0 scored by Sheila Nazi. This was a very great start for the ladies.

Additionally, the Dolphins, USIU-Africa’s swimming team managed to win multiple gold medals in various competitions, emerging as gold medalists.

In the indoor games, our chess team participated in the Kenya Open Chess Championship 2023. The competition, which took place on April 5 to April 10, was organized by the Chess Kenya Federation and Terrian Chess Africa. Tapiwa Chibwanda, team manager, was ranked 20th with 7pts. Chitundu Limbikani, the captain was ranked 62nd with 6pts while Mutandadzi Simbarashe was ranked 69th with 5pts.In the East African Women's Games tournament, our chess club finished 7th.

The badminton team was ranked 8th, the athletics team was ranked 7th, the table tennis team was ranked 4th.

We would like to congratulate all the teams for participating and representing us well.

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