15th Inter-University Games:

16th – 21st December 2013

At UCU Mukono.

The stage is set. After close to a full year of preparations for the game’s village, the respective facilities and the teams, the long awaited 15th edition of the inter-university games is just hours to the highly anticipated kick-off at the Uganda Christian University (UCU), Mukono main campus on the 16th to 21st December 2013.

Over 20,000 athletes from 23 learning institutions across Uganda will converge in Mukono for the 6 day’s tournament where 16 sporting events will be competed for.

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

According to the opening day programme released by the local organizing committee,headed by Rev Milton Tweheyo, the universities are expected to assemble at the main games village by 7 am on the 16th December well in time for the 8 am briefing before a cross section of ceremonies that include hoisting the Universities and NUSFU flags will be undertaken.

Before the games commence, the different universities’ vice chancellors, deans of students and sports tutors will be engaged in a walk race session to curtain raise and lead the way.

Ndejje University are the games’ defending champions, having dethroned record champions, Makerere University the last time the games were hosted in Luweero.

It remains to be seen who will merge victorious in this year’s event given the adequate preparations of the respective teams and the massive recruitment that was undertaken.

Apart from the swimming event (will take place at Green Hill Academy), the rest of the 15 discipline will be held at the Mukono based campus.

Holders, Ndejje University, Kampala University, Makerere, Nkumba, MUBS and hosts UCU are expected to have a bloody and neck to neck race.

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).

Kawowo Sports Media will provide accurate timely updates  and comprehensive reports at the end of each competition day as the games progress.

Overall rankings in 2011 when Ndejje University hosted the Games

1-Ndejje University 698 points

2-Makerere University-401 Points

3-Kampala International University-375 points

4-MUBS-254 points

5-Kyambogo University-253 points

6-UCU-205 points

7-Kampala University-190 points

8-Nkumba University-141 points

9-Busitema University-65 points

10-MUST-64 points

11-Gulu University-50 points

12-IUIU-18 points

13-UMU-Nkozi-14 points

14-Muteesa I Royal University-13 points

15-Bishop Stuart University-7 points

16-Bugema University-3 points

17-Busiga University-3 points

18-Kabale University-1 point

19-Kumi University-0

 20-Multitech Business School-0

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

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