Eastern Africa University Games: Uganda Christian University wins opening soccer match

Eastern Africa University Games: Uganda Christian University wins opening soccer match

In the main opening soccer game of the 9th Eastern Africa University Games 2014 played at Uganda Christian University (UCU) main Stadium, the hosting University  won Kenya’s United States International University (USIU).

Hudson Apuda, Frank Wananda and KCC F.C striker, Paul Mucureezi scored for Uganda Christian University.

Uganda’s Nkumba University beat Kenya’s Ardhi 4-0 at the Namilyango College playgrounds.

There were winning starts for many Ugandan universities in basketball and Volleyball.

Volleyball defending Champions Nkumba University got their tittle defended on a good foot with a 2-0 win over Jomo Kenyata University of Agriculture.

Led by Mari Jackson, the 4 times Champion rallied a 25-19, 25-17 win over a stubborn Kenyan Side.

Kampala International University (KIU), the other Ugandan university saw off stiff competition from Kenyan side; St Paul’s University with a 2-1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-23).

“We expect to improve in the next game especially in the backcourt attack” Dan Kazibwe the KIU head coach was quick to note.

Ndejje University met little resistance from Mkawa University in the mid morning encounter. The Luwero side led by Jacob Olila won 2-0 (25-14, 25-11).

In the women’s category, defending champions Ndejje university are yet to play a game due to the busy court schedule.

“They (Ndejje) are only three in their pool, so we will start their games tomorrow” said Head of Volleyball Juma Osunge

There are games going on in Handball, Woodball, Netball, Football, Volleyball, basketball, badminton, tennis, Chess, Karate and Hockey and Athletics will start by Thursday morning.

The Games climax on Sunday, 21st December 2014. Uganda’s Ndejje University is the defending champion after winning in Dar es salaam 2 years ago.

Selected Day One Results:

Basketball (Women):

USIU 44-41 Nkumba

UCU 48-31 Rwanda University

Open University of Tanzania 35-34 MUST

Men:

UCU 76-30 Mountains of the Moon

Mzumbe 20-00 St Lawrence University

USIU 45-25 Mzumbe

UCU 54-15 St Paul

Kyambogo 39-75 KIU

Nkumba 52-23 Jaramogi

Football:  (Men)

UCU 3-0 USIU

Nkumba 4 – 0 Ardhi

MUK 4-2 MUBS

Ndejje 4-1 MUST

Kyambogo 1-1 St Lawrence

Basketball (Men)

UCU 54-15 St. Paul (Kenya)

Kyambogo 39-75 KIU

Lawn Tennis:

Moi 5-3 Kenyatta

Kenyatta 4-1 MUK

MUBS 4-0 Mbarara

MUBS 4-0 Nairobi University

Volleyball:

Men

Nkumba 2-0 JKUART (25-19, 25-17)

KIU 2-1 St Pauls (21-25, 25-18, 25-23)

MUBS 2-0 Mzumbe ( 25-18, 25-13)

Women.

 KYU 2-0 BSU (25-17, 25-21)

UCU 2-0 Eldorete (25-18, 25-12)

Ndejje University 2-0 Mkawa University (25-14, 25-11)

 Also See: 9th Eastern Africa University Games officially opened at Uganda Christian University

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