Sports Updates - July 23-29

By Shyat Lemoshira

The rugby team had a busy weekend with two events on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the team held a car wash to raise funds to improve the team’s welfare. On Saturday, July 23, the team took part in the Wazee Vijana tournament at the Harlequin Grounds on Ngong Road. The handicap match, in which team Wazee had 30 players to the Martials’ 15, ended with a win by team Wazee who won the match 80-33. The USIU-Africa Martials will be facing Zetech Oaks in a friendly match on Saturday, July 30 at 3p.m on the USIU-Africa rugby pitch.

The men’s basketball team, the USIU-Africa Tigers, faced off against Mustard in the Division 1 games of the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) competitions on Sunday, July 24, beating their opponents 86-47. The team will play against the Kenya College of Accountancy (KCU) on Saturday, July 30, in the USIU-Africa basketball court at 2 p.m.

The ladies team, the USIU-Africa Flames, had one of their toughest matches so far against Zetech University on Sunday, July 24. The team was originally down in the 3rd quarter but managed to triumph over their rivals 37-29 by the end of the quarter, maintaining their winning streak. The Flames are set to face yet another tough team, the Strathmore Swords on Saturday, July 30 at 12.30 p.m.

The USIU-Africa Wolves faced Mahanaim College in a friendly match in which they were defeated 8-2. The team looks forward to the next games this coming Saturday against JKUAT and Daystar University.

The USIU-Africa Mashujaa and USIU-Africa Spartans also had a Wazee-Vijana/Wazee-Wanyanya match on Saturday, July 23 at 3.30pm at the Impala Grounds on Ngong Road. The first game played was by the ladies’ team, Vijana vs Wanyanya, with the Wanyanya winning (3-2) against Vijana. For the men’s match, Vijana played against Wazee and there was a draw of 1-1 which sent them to the shoot-outs, where Wazee won 4-3 against Vijana.

The USIU-Africa Phoenixes had five members who participated in the 2022 Village Market Open Chess Championship. They were ranked as follows: Tapiwanashe Chimbwanda (M) 21st with 4.0pts, Chitundu Limbikani (M) 34th with 4.0pts, Simbarashe Mutandazi (M) 51st with 3.5pts, Tandy Milare 66th (F) with 3.0pts, Ashraf Ahmad (M) 78th with 3.0pts and Tapiwa Mlambo 131st with 1.0pt.

On Saturday, July 23, 2022, five members of the USIU-Africa Dolphins were invited to the annual Nairobi County Aquatics Association (NCAA) end of season awards luncheon, held at the Carnivore Simba Saloon Restaurant. This is an event that recognizes the talent and hard work, alongside appreciating the best swimmers of the season. The five USIU-Africa swimmers; Nabil Shikely, Amanda Maviiri, Ibrahim Omar, Justine Nelson, and Rayana Oyando were among the nominees for best male and female swimmer, in the age group of 16 years and over. To be nominated for such an award marks that the swimmers have done extremely well throughout the season, posting excellent results. Each of the swimmers received a certificate of recognition for their efforts.

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