15th Inter-University Games

16th  – 22nd December 2013

At UCU Main Campus, Mukono

Uganda Christian University (UCU), Mukono is in a challenging steady fast and fixed battle against a 16th December timeline deadline kickoff as the 15th Edition of the National Universities Sports Federation of Uganda (NUSFU) games fast knock by.

Barely 3 weeks to the long awaited kick-off of the games on 16th December 2013, a record 23 universities across Uganda have already confirmed entry in 16 various sporting disciplines.

Launching the final preparations of the annual games at the UCU Mukono main campus, President of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Rev. Milton Tweheyo commended the work of all the stake holders, working partners, the local organizing committee members, the manual workers and every body who is working tooth and nail to see the eventual success of the games.

“We thank our partners, Century Bottling Company, Dfcu, Stanbic and Centenary Bank and all many others we are working with”, Rev. Milton remarked at  the Tuesday mid-day event held at the main basket ball arena, one of the several facilities that will be used in the week long event.

At the same event, the local organizing company received a timely Ug. shs 5 Million boost from DFCU Bank who promised to top up as the games approach.

“This is just the start, await great and more juicy offers”, Dfcu’s Daphne Kababito said shortly after handing over the dummy cheque to the President of the the 15th games.

These games that will gather close to 2500 students will run along the theme “Celebrating 100 Years of Service, building a great future in sports”. The theme is derived from the University’s 100 years since Bishop Tucker founded the college that has over the years graduated into a reputable learning institution, not only in Uganda but in the region and world over.

The other LOC members (who included security, accommodation, technical, welfare, media among others) later had a guided tour around the facilities to be used. Work on the two tennis courts is on going and the running track is yet to be embarked on. 6 football grounds will be used while the indoor games like Badminton, Chess, Darts and Table Tennis have been already allocated suitable sites. Swimming will either take place at Kampala Parents or Green Hill Academy.

Ndejje University won the last edition on home turf after dethroning the record champions, Makerere University, who had last won the games in 2009 at Nkumba University.

Some of the formidable national heroes from these games include, Agatha Baliddawa (Volleyball), Peace Proscovia (Netball and Basketball), Fred Muhumuza, Brian Omony, Posnet Omony, Yassar Mugerwa (Football), Faruk Fauza and several of the Kawuma Brothers (Chess), Michael Wokorach (Rugby), Wilson Tukire (Badminton), Aya Nakitenda, Gilbert Rwenzo (Swimming), Andrew Opata (Athletics) and many other personalities who would take hours and days.

The Games Present: Football, Badminton, Darts, Woodball, Swimming, Lawn Tennis, Basketball, Table Tennis, Chess, Scrabble, Rugby , Athletics, Handball, Netball, Volleyball and Karate.

The Confirmed Institutions: Bishop Stuart University, Makerere University, UCU (Hosts), Bugema, Busoga, Cavendish, Gulu, IUIU, Nkumba, Kabala, KIU, Kampala University, Kumi University, Kyambogo, MUBS, MUST, Mountain of the Moon, Multitech, Mutessa 1, Ndejje, St Lawrence University and Uganda Martyrs’ University (Nkozi). 

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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