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Participants in the Afro-Varsity 3x3 Basketball Challenge point at the library and turn their backs to display the message at the back of their t-shirts: We are Africa!

USIU-Africa hosted over 100 athletes for the first ever Afro-Varsity 3x3 Basketball Challenge held in Kenya from April 28-30 at the basketball court. The game is a modification of a conventional basketball match, in which 3 players from each team use half the court, for a total playing time of 20 minutes.

USIU-Africa was the best-placed Kenyan teams at position 4, against 11 other teams from Senegal, South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya.



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Bill Okanda (IBA Junior) attempts to score as he tussles with a University of Johannesburg player during the opening match of the 2nd AfroVarsity 3x3 Basketball Challenge on Saturday, April 29.


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Clarise Achieng (Tourism Senior) dribbles past an Mt Kenya University player during the opening match of the 2nd AfroVarsity 3x3 Basketball Challenge on Saturday, April 29. The USIU-Africa team went on to whitewash their opponents 14-3.


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Richard Kahuho (International Relations Junior) fights for the ball during the second match of the day against Mt. Kenya University. The USIU-Africa team won the match 18-14.


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The USIU-Africa teams at the 2nd AfroVarsity 3x3 Basketball Challenge pose for a photo with Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza (center). From left: Frederick Onono (International Relations Junior), George Ndung’u (IST Sophomore), Doreen Nyaga (IBA, Finance), Richard Kahuho (International Relations Junior), Lisa Adhiambo (IBA Junior), Prof. Paul Zeleza (Vice Chancellor), Clarice Achieng (Tourism Senior), Bill Okanda (IBA Junior) and Shibweche Maryshallat (International Relations Sophomore).

Photos: Dan Muchai