There was pomp and colour as an exciting 7th Edition of the All African Universities Games 2014 came to an end today at the Chancellor’s Court.
Egypt was crowned the overall winners as Ghana took position two and Kenya settled for position three. The All African Universities Games saw 13 African countries compete in various sports disciplines.
While congratulating the teams and stakeholders, Cabinet Secretary, Sports, Culture and Arts, Hon. Hassan Wario challenged African Universities to play a leading role in achieving excellence not only in academia but also in sports and arts. He called on university management to prioritize developing and improving sports infrastructure, engage qualified sports staff and offer appropriate sports sponsorships to excelling students. He commended university students for engaging in sports and encouraged them to make sports disciplines popular.
Speaking on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance, Prof. Peter Mbithi, saluted all sportsmen and women who participated in the games. He said that the University of Nairobi is keen on developing an integrated sports programme in Kenya and develop sports as a career.
On his part, FASU President, Dr. Ralethe Malumbete, thanked the University of Nairobi Local Organizing Committee led by Prof. Isaac Mbeche, the participating teams and the Kenyan Government for making the 7th Edition of the FASU Games 2014 a success. He said that the games were a blend of sport and African spirit with a reflecetion of the African winning spirit.
The University of Nairobi congratulates all sports men and women in the FASU Games 2014 on their achievements.
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