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16 January 2018 | in NUSF News

Ghana University Sports Association Games 2018 are underway

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The ongoing 25th Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Games 2018 at the University of Development Studies in Ghana’s Northern Region is shaping to be one of the best the association has ever had.

 

The Games started last Thursday, 4 January, and run through to next Satuday, 20 January 20th. This year GUSA introduced the Paralympic sports Goal Ball to its run of sports this year. Goal Ball is not a very common sport played in Africa and for it to make it to the University Games is course for formal praise.

 

 

In our conversation with Catherine Ugevwe, captain of the gold medal winning team University of Ghana Goal Ball team, she had high praise for the sport’s future within the county’s universities.

 

“To us it’s not a Paralympics sport, it the inclusion of these blind students who deserve to be part of the fun that is the GUSA games. It’s also a building format for the future of Ghana sports” Ms. Ugevwe said, while also welcoming developments within the game play.

 

“Goal Ball is already a recognized sports in the world and people know about it, but in Ghana they have limited us, in most schools where I have played, they use banners instead of carpets and one can easily get hurt,” said Ms. Ugevwe “I believe GUSA should come up with some solution for the schools so that we can have a safe competition. It’s an indoor sport and should not be played outside.”

 

Over 1500 athletes are expected to compete in football, basketball, handball, volleyball, beach volleyball, Goal ball, athletics tennis, table tennis, netball, badminton and hockey.

 

Participating universities include the University of Ghana, Legon, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Cape Coast (UCC), University of Education Winneba (UEW), University of Development Studies (UDS), University of Mines and Technology (UMAT), University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA), University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) and the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS).