The University of Ghana Sports Directorate participated in a invitational friendly games with their colleagues from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. This invitational games were held from Friday, 8th to Sunday, 10th March, 2019 on the campus of KNUST, Kumasi.
This initiative is to deepen the relationship that exists between both Directorate’s and also serve as  opportunity for both University’s to train ahead of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games to be hosted by UG in 2020.
Disciplines and Performance of Team UG
The two universities competed in Badminton, Chess and Table Tennis. Team UG showed supremacy in all the disciplines with the exception of Badminton male category were KNUST won all three matches.
The female teams of UG showed class in all the disciplines proving too strong for the hosts.
Head Coach of UG Lauds Initiative
The Head Coach of the Sports Directorate of UG, Mr. Henry Nii Sackey applauded the initiative of a friendly game between the two Universities. He added that as the premier university in Ghana, it is always good to be the pacesetter and having such collaboration with KNUST who are a force to reckon with in academia and sports will help in the knowledge sharing process.
“I am happy this friendly games has started and it is our hope that it will be sustained and institutionalized so we have this bilateral games with KNUST every year. This will help the two Directorate’s to learn best practices  and also share ideas of developing sports and the use of sports as a tool for development in Ghana.”
The Head Coach opined that this exercise was good for the athletes as UG prepares to host Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games in 2020.
Good Training Exercise for both Universities
The Director of Sports at KNUST, Dr. Antony Tetteh-Opai was excited at the level of performance exhibited by the athletes of both universities. He asserted, it was a good training exercise for the athletes and coaches as GUSA 2020 beckons.
“I am pleased to see a high level of performance by the athletes. Both teams are eager to win at the next GUSA games to be hosted by UG in 2020 so such games as this is important to put the athletes in good form. I hope this idea has come to stay. My office will further discuss with the team at UG to see how best we can sustain this initiative for the promotion of sports in Ghana.”