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UoN to host continental universities games

02 July 2014, 11:21 Nechesa Chemoi

Nairobi - The University of Nairobi will for the second time host the 7th edition of the continental universities games starting from 11th to 18th, July, 2014.

According to the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the Federation of African University Sports (FASU), 16 African countries have already confirmed participation.

Some of them are South Africa Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya.

Speaking during the launch of the games at UoN, FASU President, Dr. Ralethe Malumbete called upon the academy to support games as one avenue of channeling the energies of the youth.

“It is time for Africa to embrace games as a way of creating wealth from an asset that Africa is endowed with,” he said.

While affirming the university’s commitment to support, facilitate and host the games, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Henry Mutoro said that the University community welcomes such initiatives to engage with local and international peers- an experience that is enriching to students, staff and the entire nation.

Elaborating the theme for the FASU Games “Peace and Solidarity in Africa through University sports” he noted that this is a rallying point for peaceful co-existence and a firm foundation to exploit diversities.

The games to be competed include Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Handball, Karate, Netball, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae kwo Do, Tennis, Track and Field Athletes, and Volleyball.

American football and sitting volleyball shall be demonstration sports during the games.

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