Ndejje university looking for the 7th title in December
Ndejje, which will host this year’s inter-university games, looks at upgrading sports fields at their main campus in Luweero District as part of the project.
By Luke Obama
Ndejje, which will host this year’s inter-university games, looks at upgrading sports fields at their main campus in Luweero District as part of the project. The masterplan includes a football pitch, two multipurpose fields for rugby, throws and football, a modern gym, swimming pool, pavilion, beach volleyball, tennis court and an athletics track.
The event, commonly known as the East Africa University Games, is a multi-sport university sport event organized in December of every even year (on a 2 years cycle). Athletes from degree awarding institutions, pursuing at least a full time recognised one year academic course, shall be competing in 20 sports disciplines including; Athletics- Track and Field; Badminton; Basketball; Chess; Handball; Hockey; Karate; Netball; Rugby; Scrabble; Soccer; Swimming; Table Tennis; Tae Kwon Do; Tennis; Volleyball; Wood ball; Sport for PWD.
This is a bi-annual University Sports festival that brings together the elites in the region to share and celebrate the tremendous values from sports These games were meant to be hosted in 2020 but were postponed to December 2022
Ndejje University not only has the capacity as six time champions of the Eastern Africa University Games and four time Champions of the National games, but also as three time previous host of the AUUS games i.e. 11th, 14th and 17th Editions.
Straight from the 10th All Africa University Games (FASU) that were successfully held in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital City at Kenyatta University,they performed well.
Out of the 43 universities from 11 nations that competed, Ndejje University finished second with a total of 53 medals. The university collected 22 gold medals, 11 silver medals, and 20 bronze medals.
Badminton (men and women) was won by Ndejje University, and long distance athlete Dismas Yeko won gold in the 5000m (14:05:05) and 10,000m (29:12:18). Sandra Chekwemoi won gold in the 3000m steeplechase (11:47:85).
Ndejje University also won gold in the field events (long and triple jumps), as well as in karate and swimming. Gold medalists in Karate were Jean Munyabwanga, Halifa Niyitanga, Evelyn Uwizera, Fravier Munyaneza, Berthe Iranezeza, and Florence Niyigena (Kata and Kumite events).
Ndejje University has also hosted several University Sport championships like; handball, volleyball, cross-country, woodball, and netball. This avails us the privilege and opportunity of establishing and continually upgrading our facilities ready for future competitions.