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FASU Day 1

The FASU Games kicked off with a heated soccer match between Kenyatta University and Guinea Conakry on Monday morning, 6th June. The scores were 1-0 respectively. The players put up a united front and did the best in their high time as it was very chilly that morning.
Later that day, Kenyatta University played against Nnamdi Azikiwe University and managed to garner 3 goals while the latter scored one. Meanwhile, The American University of Cairo played against Makerere University and lost as they managed a 1-5 score. Unfortunately, the University for Development of Ghana followed the same course and lost to Makerere University who worked hard in the final seconds and massed 2 goals leaving their foe team at 1 goal.
In other news, the basketball teams had intense matches. The KU Pirates had a seesaw battle with their opponent and scored 68 while the University of J’oburg scored 63. Similarly, USIU ladies team managed to lead over KU ladies team. The scores were 62-52, sequentially. More games are still on-going on different venues.

Over 4,000 University student athletes from all over Africa will descend on the East Africa city of Nairobi, in Kenya for the 10th FASU (Federation of African Sports Universities) Games to be held at Kenyatta University next year. The Multi-Sports event, which was scheduled for 2020 and postponed due to the COVID19 has now been confirmed for 6th – 10th.

An official communique and invitation to all universities in Africa was issued today under the joint signatures of Prof. Godfrey S. Mse the LOC President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Kenyatta University  (Finance and Development) KU, Ms. Nomsa Mahlangu - FASU President, Mr. Mbabu Murithi KUSA President and Prof. Paul K. Wainaina, the host Vice Chancellor.

The communique reads - On behalf of the Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU), The Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA), Kenyatta University (KU) and the Organising Committee (OC), we have the honour and the pleasure of inviting the universities from Africa to participate in the 10th All Africa University Games to be held at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya from 6th to 10th June, 2022.

The All-Africa University Games (FASU Games) is organised once every two years as the flagship event with nine editions having been held (Ghana - 1974, Kenya - 1978, political instability across Africa affected the events until its revival in Nigeria - 2004, South Africa - 2006, Uganda - 2008, Namibia – 2012, Kenya-2014, South Africa 2016 and Ethiopia 2018).

FASU games trace its history to1951 when two West African Universities, namely University of Ghana and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in a quest to foster brotherhood and positive competition, started a bilateral annual sporting competition. The games grew into a continental competition incorporating other higher education institutions in Africa.

The format of participation at the games changed from National University teams to individual universities since the 8th FASU Games South Africa 2016.

Kenyatta University will be the venue for all sports as well as the athletes village. The games program includes: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Football, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Handball, Swimming, Taekwondo and Karate in both genders. Woodball, Roll Ball, Goalball, Sitting Volleyball. In addition, Gurasumo (a Borana Traditional game) will be included for demonstration purposes.

The games will be used to qualify Africa’s representative teams to the FISU University World Cup Soccer 2023 for both men and women to be held in Jinjiang, China.

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The Vice-Chancellor Kenyatta University Prof. Paul Wainaina with Dr. Donald Otoyo (right), Director, Permanent Presidential Music Commission (PPMC) and (left) Dr. Duncan Wambugu, Chairman, Department of Music and Dance. The meeting discussed further strengthening of the partnership between KU and PPMC through the Department of Music and Dance.

The 10th All Africa University Games set for June 2022

Over 4,000 University student athletes from all over Africa shall descend on the East Africa city of Nairobi, in Kenya for the 10th FASU Games Kenyatta University 2022. The Multi-Sports event, which was scheduled for 2020 and postponed due to the COVID19 has now been confirmed for 6th – 10th June at Kenyatta University.

This was revealed in an official comique and invitation to all universities in Africa issued today under the joint signatures of Prof. Godfrey S. Mse the LOC President, Ms. Nomsa Mahlangu the FASU President, Mr. Mbabu Murithi the KUSA President and Prof. Paul K. Wainaina the host Vice Chancellor.

The communique read - On behalf of the Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU), The Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA), Kenyatta University (KU) and the Organising Committee (OC), we have the honour and the pleasure of inviting the universities from Africa to participate in the 10th All Africa University Games to be held at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya from 6th to 10th June, 2022.

Brief History - The All-Africa University Games (FASU Games) is organised once every two years as the flagship event with nine editions having been held (Ghana - 1974, Kenya - 1978, political instability across Africa affected the events until its revival in Nigeria - 2004, South Africa - 2006, Uganda - 2008, Namibia – 2012, Kenya-2014, South Africa 2016 and Ethiopia 2018). The format of participation at the games changed from National University teams to individual universities since the 8th FASU Games South Africa 2016.

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