Sports Updates - December 1, 2023

By Lynn Mwangi and Melissa Wairu


On the morning of Friday, November 24, 2023, a thrilling 5-a-side hockey match unfolded between two prominent Schools within the university community—the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Chandaria School of Business. The event was not only an exhibition of sporting prowess but also an opportunity to attract individuals interested in learning the game of hockey.

The game stood up to its hype, producing a thrilling and closely fought combat. The 5-a-side format brought an extra element of excitement, with both teams exhibiting their skills and strategic brilliance throughout the contest. The regulation time concluded with an impressive 3-3 draw, leaving both teams evenly matched. The deadlock pushed the match into overtime, raising the stakes and tension among the players and spectators. In a nail-biting overtime period, the Chandaria School of Business emerged victorious with a narrow 1-0 win. The winning goal, a moment of sheer brilliance, was netted by Haji from the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Notably, this was Haji's first time on the hockey pitch, making his contribution to the game even more remarkable.

Despite the competitive nature of the match, the overall atmosphere was filled with enthusiasm, camaraderie, and a sense of fun. Students actively engaged in cheering for their respective teams, creating an ambiance of school spirit and unity. The event succeeded not only as a sporting competition but also as an enjoyable social experience for all participants and attendees.

Away from the Intramural games, over the weekend, the men’s and women’s hockey teams held their fixtures. The ladies’ team played against University of Nairobi and won 3-0. The men’s team participated in a varsity derby against Strathmore University where they fought hard to win 3-2.

Congratulations to our hockey teams.

The Netball team hosted their last Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) game against Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) on Saturday, November 25 and JKUAT won 45-31.

The volleyball team also had a match this weekend against St. Paul’s University (SPU) and the results were as follows:

  • USIU-Africa 0 - SPU 3
  • USIU-Africa 17 - SPU 25
  • USIU-Africa 6 - SPU 25
  • USIU-Africa 21 - SPU 25

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