University of Ghana Young Athletes Conquer Africa
Silver Medalist, Abigail Brew Anderson with Coach, Michael Apea
The University of Ghana’s (UG) young team has conquered Africa again at the 10th Federation of African Universities Sports (FASU) Games held from 6th to 10th June, 2022 at the Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
Dominic MacCarthy, Discus and Shot Put Gold Medalist
UG won four (4) gold, three silver (3) and three (3) bronze in Athletics as well as four (4) silver and three (3) bronze medals in racket games. In total UG won sixteen (16) medals in three disciplines. This has been a significant improvement in the number of medals won by UG at the FASU Games as juxtaposed by the number of disciplines to do so at the 2016 and 2018 editions held in Johannesburg, South Africa and Mekelle, Ethiopia respectively.
University Of Ghana 4x100 Relay Team
Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu, the Leader of Delegation of Team UG at the FASU Games and Director of Sports at UG reiterated the significance of the achievement noting that seventy (70%) percent of the athletes are either level 100 or 200 students who are competing at the national and international levels for the first time as students combining sports and academia at the tertiary level.
“We are very proud of our team’s performance at the Games. Though young and with no exposure before the Games, they showed their capabilities in the Games in not just participating but contributing significantly to our medal accumulation at the Games. This shows that our carefully selected athletes and structured programmes are working. The silent and patient investment by the Sports Directorate and supported by Management of the University are paying off.”
James Dadzie, UG
He added that if these young athletes have conquered Africa, it proves to the fact that the Sports Directorate is doing something right and they will continue on this path.
Ghana was adjudged the Overall Third Best Country at the Games. Click here for medal table
Team UG was supported at the FASU Games by Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited. The team arrived in Ghana on Sunday, 12th June, 2022. The Sports Directorate will now turn attention to internal programmes, external activities, community outreaches and the 27th Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games later this year at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.