Sports Updates - July 14, 2023

By Lynn Mwangi

On July 8, 2023, our school hosted friendly volleyball matches against Strathmore University. The matches involved both the ladies’ and men’s volleyball teams. Despite a commendable effort, we lost 0-3 to Strathmore University (with set scores of 18-25, 21-25, and 22-25). The ladies’ team demonstrated an improvement from their previous games. The men’s team also lost 0-3 to Strathmore University (with set scores of 13-25, 15-25, and 17-25). The friendly matches provided the volleyball teams with an opportunity to showcase their skills and compete against a skilled opponent. Although our teams faced defeat, they exhibited strengths in different aspects of the game.

The men’s hockey team, Team Mashujaa played against Sailors Hockey Club where they scored three goals and Sailors scored one goal. This was a great fight for them since Sailors have been very tough opponents for a very long time. This win now gives Team Mashujaa an upper hand when they face their opponents, Nairobi Simba (SIKH) in a match that will be played on July 29, 2023.

The Kenya Taekwondo Federation held the Para-Taekwondo National Team Selections on Friday, July 7 at Ruiru Prisons, showcasing the exceptional skill and determination of six participants vying for a spot in the upcoming world championships. The event was a thrilling display of talent, with fighters from various institutions, including the Kenya University Sports Federation (KUSF), delivering impressive performances.

Leading the charge were two students from USIU-Africa, Brighton Maugu in the 63kg category, and Joseph Otieno in the 80kg category. Brighton showcased his ability and secured the qualification for the championships. Joseph in the other hand qualified in the 80 kg weight category as he was the only competitor. The selected athletes will advance to the training camp to prepare for the upcoming championship.

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