The African University sports Federation have announced host universities for this year’s University championships.
Four sports have been selected for challenge in the continent, Tennis to be hosted by Kampala Uganda, 3×3 Basketball hosted by the United State International University-Kenya, Cross Country by Conakry, Guinea and the Badminton tournament yet to be decided.
Meanwhile Universities have begun to confirm participation to the 4th Afro Varsity 3×3 Basketball Challenge slated for 6th-7th November 2021 at the United State International University-Kenya.
“For the first time, the event has attracted teams from FASU North zone as Libya is on board for the event and as FASU we are excited to have them” said Ms. Peninnah A. Kabenge, Secretary General FASU
The two day’s event has also attracted participants from University of Rwanda with two teams in both Men and Women competition for the first time. It doesn’t need any explanation to say that Kenya will once again participate since they are the hosts and preparations are ongoing.
This event is a qualifier to the University 3×3 Basketball World Cup, where the winners per gender shall represent Africa at the FISU World Cup in Xiamen, China 14-17 October 2022.
Event Category Date Venue
- Tennis Male & Female 8 – 10 Kampala, Uganda
- 3 x 3 Basketball Male & Female 6 – 7 Nairobi, Kenya
- Cross Country Male & Female 20 Conakry, Guinea
- Badminton Male & Female 10-12 To be communicated
The FASU championships were postponed in 2020 due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. in 2019 FASU held several championships including the first-ever badminton championship in Port-Louis Mauritius. The competition came after a four-year agreement between FASU with the Badminton Confederation Africa (BCA) in 2018 as a way to promote, develop and strengthen university sports activities and projects in Africa. The four days event featuree thirteen universities from the countries of Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, South Africa, Benin, Mauritius, and Reunion Island. with Nigeria coming out tops in the games.
This was followed by the 1st Kings of Africa University Rugby Sevens games as varsity giants University of Johannesburg Rugby Boys, the United States International University Africa Rugby team, Maseno University of Kenya, amongst others locked horns at the Makarere University Uganda last weekend. The University of Johannesburg went from national university champs to earning the continental crown, extending the school’s impressive streak of student sport titles.
The year was then crowned by the top endurance runners, raced in Marrakech, Morocco for the African university cross country race on the 9th of November 2019.