By our team
The Africa University Sports Federation (FASU) plans to have regular continental sports competitions to prepare African teams for world competitions.
This was disclosed by FASU General secretary Peninah Kabenge yesterday at Imperial Royale hotel during the launch of the FASU Rugby and Tennis Games starting tomorrow Friday and end on Sunday.
The FASU Tennis championship starts on Friday and ends on Sunday while the Kings of Africa University Rugby 7s start on Saturday and end on Sunday.
“We are pleased to have this championship this year following the Covid Pandemic challenges, but we are committed to developing sports in the continent,” Kabenge said.
“We plan to have several competitions that will prepare African teams to be able to have a favorable advantage while competing at the world stage,” Kabenge added.
In this year’s edition, Busitema University, Ndejje University, Kabale University, Mbarara University of Science and technology and Makerere University will represent Uganda in the championship to be hosted at Lugogo for tennis and Makerere graveyard ground for Rugby.
Accordingly to Patrick Ssebuliba the general of the Association of Uganda university sports, all set for the games and are to host the event they last hosted in 2019.
“We are ready for the games. The facilities are ready and only waiting for participants to showcase what they have,” Ssebuliba said.
Uganda hosted the 2019 edition in 2019 and will also host it this year and the 2023 edition.
This year 15 universities from countries including the Kenya, Libya, South Africa and hosts Uganda are participating.
The South Africa University of Johannesburg is the Rugby 7s Defending champions.