Sports Update - October 28

By Shyat Lemoshira

USIU-Africa hosted the NAKUSA Swimming Gala on Saturday, October 29. The USIU-Africa Dolphins performed splendidly as they were ranked first among the six universities after collecting 396 points from overall results. The men managed to get a score of 190 whilst the ladies obtained 174 points, all were first in their categories. Justine Awuor achieved to be the champion of the individual overall women’s category with 33pts. Team USIU-Africa took the top 3 positions in the individual overall men’s category: Ibrahim Omar with 62 points, Nabil Shikely (48 points) and Dennis Muthui (38 points) respectively. Bravo to the USIU-Africa Dolphins for amazing and consistent performance and the sports department thanks every member of the USIU-Africa community who supported the aquatic athletes in the gala.

The USIU-Africa basketball ladies faced team Kenyatta University (KU) on Saturday, October 22 in a Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) match. The Flames overcame their opponents of the day luminously with a 50-22 win. As for the basketball men, they beat Saint Paul’s University 54-33 in their KUSA match. Moreover, the USIU-Africa Tigers blissfully defeated the JKUAT Stray Cats 78-58 in Nyayo Stadium on Saturday, October 22. The Flames will play against MKU on Sunday, October 30 in Mount Kenya University Court while the Tigers have two games: a KUSA match against Daystar on that date and a league game in Eldoret against Shoot 4 Life this upcoming weekend.

Team Spartans faced team Mount Kenya University in General Kago Primary on Saturday, October 22. The hockey ladies led 1-0 by the late second quarter, however, the game ended 1-1 in the final quarter after team MKU scored in the third quarter. The team Spartans will face JKUAT on Saturday, October 29 in General Kago Primary while Team Mashujaa, the hockey men, will contest against SPU on the same day and venue. All teams are aspiring to get heroic wins in their KUSA matches this upcoming weekend.

The soccer ladies had their second game of the KUSA season and were playing against KU Ruiru on Saturday, October 22 at Thika High Chapel. They lost to the team 0-10 to their opponents. The USIU-Africa Wolves had a clash against Daystar on Sunday, October 23 at the same venue. The game was tight. The soccer men had pleasant attacking moments, unfortunately, the match ended in an entertaining draw 2-2. The team was rather disappointed but have promised to work harder and grow to be an astounding team. The Wolves, soccer men, are eagerly waiting for their clash against KU on Saturday, October 29 in MKU Landless while the ladies will compete against SPU on Sunday, October 30 at Thika High Chapel.

The volleyball men had their second game of the season and were playing against KU Ruiru on Sunday, October 23 in Thika High Chapel. The team shows decent progress despite losing to their rivals in all sets (0-3): 17-25, 17-25 and 15-25 in the last one. The ladies were placed against team MKU and also lost 0-3 in terms of sets. The first set ended 10-25, 10-25 in the second one and finally, 22-25. The Sports Department encourages these teams to continue to train smarter and harder as they get more experience. The volleyball men shall face team KU on Saturday, October 29 in Thika High Chapel.

The handball ladies faced team MKU on Saturday, October in Thika High. They lost 3-31 to their opponents.

The USIU-Africa Hurricanes competed against Kiriri’s Women University of Science and Technology (KWUST) on Sunday, October 23. The team were neck to neck in most quarters, however, our netball team lost 12-24 to KWUST. The Hurricanes shall face Gretsa on Sunday, October 30 at Thika High Chapel and are aiming to storm with a win.

USIU-Africa hosted the KUSA Athletics competition on Saturday, October 22. Three students represented the team and all were sprinters. Alexia Mbagaya took part in both the ladies’ 100m race and 200m race. Kelly Bahati took part in the men’s 100m race while Princess Ursula participated in the ladies’ 100m race. The facilitators and all Sports Departments of the universities recognized the event as an opportunity to create exposure and offer experience to all athletes.

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