The 9th Edition of the Eastern Africa Games enters day two with athletics and hockey taking center stage.
Vicent Kisenyi, the Games Local Organizing Committee head of Technical confirmed to Kawowo Sports that;
All the other games will be played apart from rugby which starts Friday at Namilyango College. Day 2 has athletics and Hockey on board
The games were officially opened on Wednesday at the Uganda Christian University, Mukono by Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Stanley Ntagali.
Sale Out: The massive crowd at the UCU Main Stadium following the games:
South African born Dr. Magumbete Ralethe, the president of the Africa Universities Sports Federation is in the country keenly following the games.
The opening day had action in Handball, Woodball, Netball, Football, Volleyball, basketball, badminton, Table tennis, Chess, Karate, Darts, Lawn Tennis and Scrabble.
Hockey, which is a sport that has been time immemorial been dominated by Kenyan Universities will be played at Lugogo Hockey stadium.
Athletics is one of the most awaited event on the games’ rich menu with stiff competition expected between Ndejje University, Makerere University, UCU, University of Nairobi and Tanzania’s Jomo Kenyatta University.
In most cases, the best performer in athletics and swimming, two events with the biggest medal poaching ground takes the overall gong.
Rugby starts Friday with the 7’s at Namilyango College Sports grounds.
Selected Day One Results:
USIU 44-41 Nkumba
UCU 48-31 Rwanda University
Open University of Tanzania 35-34 MUST
UCU 76-30 Mountains of the Moon
Mzumbe 20-00 St Lawrence University
USIU 45-25 Mzumbe
UCU 54-15 St Paul
Kyambogo 39-75 KIU
Nkumba 52-23 Jaramogi
UCU 3-0 USIU
Nkumba 4 – 0 Ardhi
MUK 4-2 MUBS
Ndejje 4-1 MUST
Kyambogo 1-1 St Lawrence
UCU 54-15 St. Paul (Kenya)
Kyambogo 39-75 KIU
Moi 5-3 Kenyatta
Kenyatta 4-1 MUK
MUBS 4-0 Mbarara
MUBS 4-0 Nairobi University
Nkumba 2-0 JKUART (25-19, 25-17)
KIU 2-1 St Pauls (21-25, 25-18, 25-23)
MUBS 2-0 Mzumbe ( 25-18, 25-13)
KYU 2-0 BSU (25-17, 25-21)
UCU 2-0 Eldorete (25-18, 25-12)
Ndejje University 2-0 Mkawa University (25-14, 25-11)