ITS COUNTDOWN TO GAME TIME FASU GAMES 2022

  • 2022-06-03
  • Ezeani Chidiebere

Kenya, is scheduled to host the 10th All Africa University Games at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. Participants are expected to arrive for the Games from 3rd June 2022, compete from 6th – 10th June and depart on 11st June 2022. Over 2000 participants are expected to represent their respective universities from 40 African countries in the five-day competition program consisting of 11 games that include Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Football, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Handball, Swimming, Taekwondo and Karate in both genders as competitive events, while Woodball, Roll Ball, Goalball, and Gurasumo (Kenyan, Borana Traditional game) shall be played for demonstration purposes. The wining university in football will qualify to represent Africa at the FISU Universities World Cup 2023. 7 Nigerian Universities have registered to take part in the Games they include; Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, University of Calabar, University of Lagos, Nigeria Army University etc. This will be the 3rd time for Kenya to host the events, commonly known as the FASU Games, having hosted the 2nd FASU Games in 1978 and the 7th FASU Games in 2014 both at the University of Nairobi. The Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) is a continental affiliate of the International University Sports (FISU) and a member of the Association of African Sports Confederation with the mandate to oversee and organize continental university sports activities in Africa. The games are held in the spirit of Pan Africanism and shall attract an estimated physical population of over 22,000 people in various capacities as spectators, athletes, officials, volunteers, staff and various dignitaries from all over the world, and will be graced by the President of the International University Sports Federation. Other key events scheduled during the Games includes the FISU/FASU/NUSF Seminar and the Vice Chancellors Forum which will take place on the 7th & 8th.