SPORTS DIRECTORATE AWARDS 2020 CRICKET AND 2021 VIRTUAL INTER-HALL GAMES WINNERS
The Sports Directorate in a short ceremony on Wednesday, 28th April, 20201 at the Conference Room of the Sports Directorate awarded trophies to Halls who participated in the 2019/2020 Inter-Halls Cricket competition before the semester was truncated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Winners of the maiden Virtual Inter-Hall Games held this year were also awarded. The Virtual Inter-Hall Games which included Basketball, Football, Handball, Hockey and Volleyball was a novelty and the first to be organised by any university in the country.
The winners of each fixture were determined by popular vote on Twitter. The winner then proceeded to the next stage of the competition.
Assistant Registrar Grateful for Support
The Assistant Registrar at the Sports Directorate, Mrs. Regina Afari Boateng commended the Halls for their cooperation and spirit of sportsmanship. She was grateful to Senior Management for throwing their weight behind the competition on Twitter. She believes this added some impetus to the overall success of the competition.
Awards – Cricket
In the female category of the 2019/2020 Inter-Hall Cricket Games, Mensah Sarbah Hall received a trophy and medals for winning the competition. Hilla Limann and Akuafo Halls received silver and bronze medals for placing 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Mensah Sarbah Hall continued the superiority in the male category as well clinching the trophy and gold medals. Their fiercest rivals Commonwealth Hall took the 2nd position with Akuafo Hall placing third.
The pomp with which actors within the sports fraternity and followers on Twitter took in participating in the competition was overwhelming considering the times and competing interests in other competitions locally and internationally.
Jean Nelson caused a stir in the Hockey which was the first out of five disciplines in the competition. They beat the likes of Commonwealth Hall who have large followers on the platform to win the trophy.
Distance Education who did not qualify from the first round of hockey pulled an astonishing feat by sweeping the rest of the four trophies in Basketball, Football, Handball and Volleyball.
Present at the awards ceremony, were Dr. Edward Benjamin Sabi (Sports Tutor, Mensah Sarbah Hall), Dr. Samuel Ntewusu (Sports Tutor, Jean Nelson Hall), Staff of the Sports Directorate, Distance Education SRC members and Sports Secretaries.
Distance Education left the happiest, a feeling the other halls desired. As the second phase of the Virtual Inter-Hall Games beckons, the other Halls plan to unseat Distance Education’s dominance.
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