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07 January 2020 | in NUSF News

26th GUSA Games underway in Ghana

The 26th edition of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games got underway this week as three disciplines took centre stage on day one.

 

Basketball, football and tennis competitions commenced after the opening ceremonies that saw nearly 2,000 student-athletes march into the University of Ghana grounds in Legon.

 

This years’ edition of the GUSA Games brings together 11 participating schools across 12 sporting disciplines, with the event running until 19 January 2020. In addition to the ongoing basketball, tennis, and football events, student-athletes will compete in athletics, badminton, volleyball, beach volley, hockey, handball, netball, tennis, and table tennis.

 

Joining host University of Ghana as competing universities are Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Education, Winneba, University of Health and Allied Sciences, University of Mines and Technology, University for Development Studies, University of Professional Studies, Accra, and the University of Energy and Natural Resources, with the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana opening the beautiful occasion with a spectacular performance.

 

Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, who doubles as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Academic & Student Affairs at the University of Ghana, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, assured of the University's readiness to host the 16-day event.

 
Athletes entering the University of Ghana grounds in Legon for the 26th edition of the GUSA Games

"My expectations are that we put up a very competitive sport in all the areas and I expect that we have an incident free games,” Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo said. “I am looking forward to having games that is free from any major health casualties. Above all, I am expecting that UG wins the most medals. We have put in so much effort so we need to see the medals come home."

 

For those wanting to relive the GUSA Games Opening Ceremony, you can catch a replay of the event live stream here.

 

 

By Nii Adokwei Codjoe