Sports Updates - March 24

By Shyat Lemoshira | Photos: Duncan Taabu


The USIU-Africa swimming team, the Dolphins, were the overall winners of the 3rd Nairobi Kenya University Sports Association (NAKUSA) swimming gala that was held on Saturday, March 18 in the USIU-Africa swimming pool. The Dolphins were ranked 1st in the ladies’ category with 212pts and 3rd in the men’s category with 109pts. The swimming team also showed excellent performance in individual categories: Tamara Kimeu was the best female swimmer with 30 points and Ibrahim Omar was also the best male swimmer with 57 points. Other honorable mentions include Kelsey Karanja, Dolphins’ captain, was the second runners up with 28 points and Trizah Oyamo, Dolphins’ team manager, was ranked 5th with 24 points.

The swimming teams also competed in the Nairobi County Aquatics Association (NCAA) swimming competitions on Sunday, March 19, 2023 in Makini School. Ibrahim Omar obtained a silver medal in the men’s 50m breaststroke. Kelsey Karanja, Amanda Maviiri, Joshua Isige and Ibrahim Omar got silver in the mixed freestyle medley. In addition, Ibrahim Omar, Antony Oketch, Joshua Isige and James Macharia won silver in the men’s medley relay.

The USIU-Africa basketball men’s team, the USIU-Africa Tigers, defeated Kenyatta University (KU) with a close win 84-74 in Mount Kenya University on Saturday, March 18, 2023 in their final KUSA match before the national playoffs for Nairobi division. Vitumbiko Mponela and Deng Kuol AKA Mareba provided spectacular performances with 30 points and 26 points respectively. The Tigers faced Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in the national playoffs later in the afternoon but lost 57-51 in favor of the latter. The basketball men’s team, just like the basketball ladies team and all hockey teams, have qualified for the KUSA Nationals that will commence on Friday, March 31, 2023 to Sunday March 2, 2023 at the University of Eldoret.

The ladies’ basketball team, the USIU-Africa Flames, had two Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) division one league matches in which they both drubbed Team Swish and Footprints 61-17 and 59-37 respectively in their favor. Both the basketball men and basketball ladies may have league games on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in the Ulinzi Sports Complex.

The USIU-Africa rugby men’s team, the USIU-Africa Martials may have a match against KCB Sports club in Ruaraka on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 3pm.

The USIU-Africa woodball team will be having the Kenya Woodball Federation league championships on Saturday, March 25, 2023 and Sunday, March 26, 2023 in KU.

The USIU-Africa athletics team will be participating in an athletics competition on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in KU.

The Sports Department will this weekend - Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26 - conduct a soccer clinic in abid to recruit qualified high school finalist to join USIU-Africa on a sports scholarship. The event running from 9.00am to 5.00pm will see aspiring soccer players showcase their soccer skills under directions of our expert coaches.

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