Sports Updates - July 16-22

By Shyat Lemoshira

The women’s basketball team, the USIU-Africa Flames had two games in the previous weekend at the USIU-Africa basketball court. They continued their fiery winning streak after defeating the Coastal Queens 75-28 on July 16 and Multimedia University 65-24 on July 17. The wins were crucial to boost their sports merit and morale as they are likely to face Zetech University, one of the best teams in their division, in their next match in the upcoming weekend.

The men’s basketball team, the USIU-Africa Tiers also had a weekend of successful matches, which began by beating the Coastal Kings 69-51 in their first match on Saturday, July 16. On Sunday, they defeated the Moi Airbase with a 60-38 win, and then proceeded to beat Absa 51-42 in the last game of the weekend.

The hockey team, Team Mashujaa took part in the Betty Tioni Festival in Greensteds International School in Nakuru. They beat the following teams in the early rounds of the tournament: 2-1 against Tahiti, 2-0 against Blue Pirates B and 1-0 against Silverbacks. Moreover, they also defeated Wazito 2-1 in the round of 16.

Team Mashujaa qualified for the semifinals after getting the better of Wazalendo with a 1-0 win. The team trounced Chase Bank in the semis with a 2-0 triumph. They drubbed Western Jaguars 2-1, with Lawrence Makhatsa scored the winning goal that enabled them to bring back a trophy as Champions of Nakuru Open Hockey Festival.

The USIU-Africa Martials participated in the Kakamega Sevens in the previous weekend. They played three matches in the Pool F on July 16. In their first match, they were beaten 28-0 by Kibabii University. They emerged victorious in their second game of the day, defeating Egerton University 28-0. The victory was short-lived as they ended up losing to the Stallions 5-12. Despite the 2 losses on the first day, the team won all their matches on the second day of the games, beating Egerton University 28-0 in the second meeting, overpowering Mbale 28-5 and beat Molo 12-5. The team was the awardee of the Spear Award by the Kenya Rugby Union.

This weekend, the USIU-Africa Martials will be taking part in two events, a carwash on Friday, July 22 and the Wazee Vijana rugby tournament on Saturday, July 23. The car wash will commence at 12.00pm in parking lot B where they will be washing at a charge of Ksh 200 per car. The Wazee Vijana rugby tournament is an annual USIU-Africa event that will take place at the Harlequins Ground on Ngong Road from 3.30 p.m. The tournament will see current members of the Martials facing off against previous members of the rugby team and other alumni of our beloved institute.

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