University of Ghana to Participate in 10th FASU Games

                                                  Grace Obour, UG Sprinter

The University of Ghana (UG) will participate in the 10th Federation of African Universities Sports (FASU) Games scheduled from 6th to 10th June, 2022 at the Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

UG will be making a third appearance at the biggest tertiary sports festival on the African Continent since the rules were changed for individual Universities from countries to participate in the Games rather than national University delegations. UG participated in the 8th and 9th editions hosted by University of Johannesburg, South Africa and Mekelle University, Ethiopia in 2016 and 2018 respectively. UG improved on the 2016 performance (4 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals in five disciplines) in 2018 winning 5 gold, 1 silver and 1 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. The University of Ghana Basketball Team will defend its trophy won back to back in 2016 and 2018. The FASU Games did not come off in 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

                 Mr. Augustine Amissare, Senior Assistant Registrar, Sports Directorate

The Senior Assistant Registrar of the Sports Directorate, Mr. Augustine Amissare remarked 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. He added that the Team will make the University proud by improving on the 2018 performance.

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

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.