Sports Updates - June 16, 2023

By Shyat Lemoshira

As Kenya prepares to compete in the AfroCan championships, which will take place in Luanda, Angola from July 8 to July 16, Ariel Ortega of the USIU-Africa Tigers and the Kenya Basketball Federation’s (KBF) Division 1 Men's Most Valuable Player (MVP) 2022/2023 squad has been chosen.

On Sunday, June 11, at City Park Stadium, Parklands, the USIU-Africa men’s hockey team, Team Mashujaa, competed against Kenya College of Accountancy University (KCAU) in a premier league match for the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU). Danstone Wabwire, Lawrence Makhatsa, and Joseph Baraka Masinde scored goals for Team Mashujaa in the game, which concluded in a 3-3 draw. Team Mashujaa will face off against Kenya Police on Sunday, June 25 while the ladies’ hockey team, Team Spartans will play the Strathmore Scorpions on the same day at 2pm.

From Saturday, June 10 through Sunday, June 11, the Uhuru Estate Playgrounds hosted the Nairobi City Council Netball Open tournament. On a Saturday, June 10, the netball team defeated Olympic 22–08 but fell short against Mathare 6–12. They also overcame another netball team 23–14, but they also suffered losses to Utawala (10–20) and Raila Education Center (11 –12). There were a total of six teams, and USIU-Africa's Hurricanes netball team placed third overall in the competition.

On Saturday, June 10, the USIU-Africa handball team, the Fierce Waves, played a friendly game against Nyathuna Secondary School in Kiambu. Nyathuna won 25-12. In recent national secondary handball competitions, Nyathuna Secondary School placed second. The Fierce Waves had the chance to learn and develop during this friendly since they showed improvement and confidence while executing attacking plays throughout the game.

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