16th Inter-University Games: 17th – 22nd December 2015

Busoga University, Iganga District

The 2015 Inter-University games have successfully kicked off at Busoga university in Iganga on Thursday morning.

The games were officially opened by the Kyabazinga of Busoga Kingdom, His Highness, William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV at the newly renovated university sports complex.

Addressing the over 1500 participants at the, the Kyabazinga congratulated Busoga University upon hosting the 16th games.

He called upon his subjects to get more involved in productive activities that contribute to general development of the country.

My memories as a student are still fresh since my days at Coventry University. I support the involvement of the subjects in productive activities as sports and agriculture.

Busoga University Vice Chancellor, Associate professor, Lameck Kibicho lauded the collective effort from all the stakeholders for the effort of working tooth and nail to see all the facilities that will be used for the games finished in a record time.

Sporting disciplines at the Games:

Beach Soccer and the board game, Mweso will be played for the very first time at the games.

They join the other sporting disciplines which have been part of the menu and these are soccer, netball, volleyball, basketball, chess, darts, Karate, basketball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Handball, Badminton, Rugby, swimming, track and field events (athletics) and woodball.

In the opening football game of the day, Paul Ddumba scored the winning goal as Ndejje University defeated St Lawrence University.

For the second time in the history since 1995, the games will be held outside the central region.

Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) hosted the second edition of the games in 1995.

Ndejje University won the last tourney which was held at Uganda Christian University (UCU) in Mukono.

Makerere remains the record holders with 11 titles under their belt.

Makerere University has not taken part in the 2015 games.

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

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