University of Ghana to Participate in 10th FASU Games

The University of Ghana (UG) will be making a third appearance at the 10th Federation of African Universities Sports (FASU) Games. FASU, the biggest tertiary sports festival on the African Continent, is scheduled to take place at the Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya from 6th to 10th June, 2022.

Since the rules were changed for individual Universities from member countries to participate in the Games, rather than national University delegations, UG has participated in the 8th and 9th editions hosted by University of Johannesburg, South Africa and Mekelle University, Ethiopia in 2016 and 2018 respectively. In 2016, Team UG won four gold, seven silver and five bronze medals in five disciplines. This performance improved in 2018 as the Team won five gold, one silver and one bronze medals in three disciplines (Basketball, Badminton and Tennis) to place fifth on the medal table.

Out of the twelve (12) disciplines, UG will participate in five (5) namely; Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Table Tennis and Tennis during the 2022 Games. The University of Ghana Basketball Team will defend its trophy won back to back in 2016 and 2018.

In brief remarks about the games, the Senior Assistant Registrar of the Sports Directorate, Mr. Augustine Amissare remarked that the FASU Games did not come off in 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic; adding that all the necessary arrangements to enable Team UG to have a smooth preparation ahead of the Games have been put in place with support from the University Management. Mr. Amissare was hopeful that the Team will make the University proud by improving on the 2018 performance.

The UG contingent is made up of the Director of Sports (Head of Delegation), the Senior Assistant Registrar of the Sports Directorate (Deputy Head of Delegation), a Medical Doctor, twenty six (26) student athletes, a Student Leader, five (5) Coaches and two (2) Sports Organisers.

Team UG will depart Accra on 5th June, 2022.

The vision of forming FASU can be traced as far back as 1951 when two West African Universities namely University of Ghana and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in a quest to foster brotherhood and positive competition, started a bilateral annual sporting competition.