UG Wins Silver At 23rd GUSA Games

The University of Ghana has won Silver at the  23rd Edition of the Ghana University Sports Association Games (GUSA Games) held recently at the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

Seven public universities including the University of Ghana (UG), University of Cape Coast (UCC), University of Education, Winneba, (UEW), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), University of Mines and Technology(UMaT) and the University of Development Studies (UDS) competed in basket ball, handball, hockey, netball, racket, football and athletics. Goalball, a sport designed exclusively for disabled players was played as an exhibition game for the first time to encourage participation of students with special needs in the GUSA games.

At the end of the 12 day completion, UCC emerged as over all winners, claiming a total of 32 gold, 31, silver and 8 bronze, followed by UG with 20 gold, 19 silver and 13 bronze.

Mr.Aloysius Denkabe receiving his award

In addition to team UG’s sterling performance at the games, Mr. Aloysius Denkabe, lecturer at the English Department of the University of Ghana, former acting Director of the Amalgamated Sports Clubs of the University of Ghana, former GUSA executive member and former GUSA representative at Ghana Football Association (GFA) received an award for his immense contribution towards the development of university sports in Ghana. Elizabeth Opoku, a level 300 student at the University of Ghana was adjudged the most promising Athlete while Desmond Aryee also from UG emerged as the most promising athlete.


45 athletes including six UG students were selected to represent Ghana at the forthcoming All African University Games (FASU) scheduled to take place in Nairobi Kenya.


Morale in the camp of team UG was high with the supportive presence of various dignitaries including Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, (Vice-Chancellor), Mrs. Mercy Haizel-Ashia (Registrar) and Prof. Mrs. Agnes Budu, (Sports Advisory Board member), Dr. James Adomako (The Dean of Student Affairs), Dr. George Akanlig-Pare (Akuafo Hall Master and Sports Advisory Board Member), Prof. George Armah (Commonwealth Hall Master and Sports Advisory Board Member), Dr. Angelina Danquah (Jean Aka Nelson Hall Master and Sports Management Committee Member) and Mr. Timothy Andoh (Mensah Sarbah Hall Master).

Kudos to Team UG for their outstanding performance and we they will carry the ultimate trophy next time.