Sports Update - June 25-July 1

By Shyat Lemoshira, Nabil Shikely


The USIU-Africa Swimming team 'the dolphins' were in Mombasa for the last swimming gala of the season – Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) Nationals, held at Bandari Maritime Academy. This was the toughest competition so far attracting the best of swimmers in the country. The team managed to fight through to win 4 relay medals, 2 silver and 2 bronze, and 3 individual medals. In addition, the swimmers managed to improve on their timings and posted personal bests.

The USIU-Africa Flames faced the Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) on Saturday June 25, at the USIU-Africa basketball court, defeating them 38-30. It was the Flames’ first game of the season. The USIU-Africa Flames were glad to be back in the league after two years of not playing in the Kenyan League. Starting it off with a win against KCA was the best way to make their comeback.

Last Friday, the USIU-Africa rugby team hosted a touch rugby tournament that consisted of teams from the current team and former teammates. The aim of the event was to bolster team spirit, exchange skills and experience between the current team and former team members.

The weekend ahead promises to be busy for the USIU-Africa sports teams. The tennis team is slated to take part in a tennis tournament in Kisumu from July-2-3, where USIU-Africa will be represented by Melissa Wambugu, the captain of the tennis team, and Diana Kimeto. The woodball team will also be busy over the weekend as they face the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in a friendly match on Saturday, July 2 at JKUAT.

The USIU-Africa Scrabble team, known as USIU Word Acers, will be participating in their first tournament that will be hosted at Gretsa University. The scrabble tournament will begin on Saturday, July 2 and end on Sunday, July 3. The team is focused on building their confidence and skills as they take on various universities.

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