9th Eastern Africa Games:

Football:

UCU (Uganda) 3-0 USIU (Kenya)

MUK (Uganda) 4-2 MUBS (Uganda)

Nkumba 4-0 Ardhi (Kenya)

Uganda Premier League’s KCC striker, Paul Mucureezi staged a man of the match performance creating two and scoring one as the 9th Edition of the Eastern Africa University games officially started at the UCU Main Campus in Mukono, Uganda.

Mucureezi, a student at the hosting University netted the second of UCU’s 3 goals as the they blushed aside Kenya’s United States International University (USIU).

Hudson Apuda had opened the scoring for UCU in a one sided affair before Frank Wananda sealed USIU’s ‘coffin’.

The Eastern Africa Games have been officially opened on Wednesday at the Uganda Christian University, Mukono by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Stanley Ntagali.

Federation of African Sports Universities (FASU) President, Malumbete Ralethe (of South Africa) has been present at the games’ opening.

Sports is one of the means of keeping healthy and associating with one another. The University Games present that opportunity and we are here to fully embrace it

His Grace Ntagali remarked.

In the other games played, UCU sent a strong statement of intent, thrashing St Paul from Kenya 54-15 in men’s basketball.

Record champions, Makerere University won the highly anticipated football derby, overcoming MUBS in clinical fashion with a 4-2 victory. 

43 universities represented by over 6000 participants are taking part in the biennial event last won by Ndejje University in 2012.

There are 18 sporting disciplines to be competed at the week long event last held in Dar es Salaam.

Stiff competition is expected in Football, Volleyball, Handball, Woodball, Netball, Football, basketball, badminton, tennis, Chess, Karate,Hockey and Athletics.

Rugby will be held at Namilyango college with Hockey at Lugogo Stadium on Thursday.

Selected Results:

Basketball (Men):

UCU (Uganda) 54 – 15 St. Paul (Kenya)

Kyambogo 39 – 75 KIU

Nkumba (Uganda) 52-23 Jaramogi (Kenya)

Women:

UCU (Uganda) 48-31 University of Rwanda (Rwanda)

Open University of Tanzania (Tanzania) 35-34 MUBS (Uganda)

Lawn Tennis:

Kenyatta (Kenya) 4-0 MUST (Uganda)

MUK (Uganda) 4-1 Kyambogo (Uganda)

MUBS (Uganda) 4-0 Mbarara (Uganda)

MUBS (Uganda) 4-0 MUK (Uganda)

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

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