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University of Lagos’ Olusola Olowookere wins bronze at Africa Taekwondo championship

By Adebayo Olatunde With the curtain drawn at the 2022 Africa Taekwondo G-4 championship in Kigali Rwanda were 245 athletes from 21 countries competed for glory, for Olusola Olowookere it was the next step in what has been a crucial year for the young star year in the sport.  Olusola, a final year student of…

FUTMINNA Student Belema Grace Gets Signed By Nigerian Football Club After NUGA Exploits

By Samuel Bamisebi 500L student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Belema Grace Egbelekro, has been announced as the latest signing of SocialLiga side and Women’s football side Alimosho Ladies FC. Grace who studies Agricultural Economics, represented her institution at the 26th Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) held at the University of Lagos months…

10th FASU Games: UEW Contingents Present 3rd Place Trophy to Vice-Chancellor

The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) contingent at the just ended 10th Federation of African University Sports (FASU) Games, held at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, has presented the third-place trophy won at the games to the Vice-Chancellor, UEW, Prof. Mawutor Avoke.

Nigeria to host 11th All Africa University Games

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Lagos State University (LASU) have been announced as the next hosts of FASU All Africa University Games billed for 2024. This was disclosed at the just-concluded 10th edition of the bi-annual games, which was hosted by Kenyatta University, Kenya, where Nigeria was unveiled as the next hosts of the…

UG Wins First Gold at the 2022 FASU Games

Dominic MacCarthy has won the University of Ghana it’s first gold medal at the ongoing 10th FASU Games at the Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. Dominic made 14.35 meters in the Shot Put event to beat the other Universities to win the medal. This is his personal best for the season. Dominic was scouted and…

HOSTS KENYATTA UNIVERSITY MEN’S SOCCER TEAM OFF TO A WINNING START.

BY BILLY-JAMES DEGA Alone strike from Ian Owiti was enough to give hosts  Kenyatta University the first three points in the football event of the 2022 All African University Games against West African university L’università Gamal Abdel Nasser De Conakry of Guinea to get the ball rolling. Stalemate at halftime and into the second half,…

MEET PROFESSOR TEMMBO0 THE OFFICIAL MASCOT OF THE 10TH FASU GAMES

FASU have unveiled Professor Temmboo as the 2022 Africa University Games official mascot. He will be seen throughout promotion for and during the tournament taking place at the Kenyatta University Nairobi Kenya

IMPACT OF THE FASU PRE-GAMES SYMPOSIUM ON FASU VOLUNTEER AND EGYPT’S PRO BASKETBALL PLAYER AHMED YAKOUT

I have been to move forward from only playing basketball to shifting more towards sports management, doing a master’s degree abroad, and applying what I have learned to the benefit of the African continent.

ITS COUNTDOWN TO GAME TIME FASU GAMES 2022

Kenya, is scheduled to host the 10th All Africa University Games at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.  Participants are expected to arrive for the Games from 3rd June 2022, compete from 6th – 10th June and depart on 11st June 2022.

FASU PRE-GAMES INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2022

“The strategic and vision plan of the university places importance on the education and training of the complete individual in cognitive, psychomotor and cognitive domains. Therefore it is based on the above ideals, that Kenyatta University is not only hosting the 10th FASU games but this pre-games symposium”.

Registration for the FISU University World Cup Combat Sports opens 

Registrations for the FISU University World Cup Combat Sports is now open. Eligible student-athletes who want to participate in the event can ask their respective National University Sport Federations (NUSF) to register them on the accreditation portal.

FISU World Cup 3×3 Basketball moved from Xiamen to Istanbul

FISU has announced that thanks to the support of the Turkish University Sports Federation (TUSF), the FISU World Cup 3×3 Basketball will happen end of October in Istanbul (TUR). The event had to be moved from Xiamen (China) for the same reasons that forced the postponement of the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games to…

The FISU University World Cup Combat Sports will take place in Turkey 

The Turkish city of Samsun has replaced Ekaterinburg (Russia) for the organisation of the 2022 FISU University World Cup Combat Sports, scheduled from 21 to 30 September.

Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games Rescheduled For 2023

Following extensive discussions between FISU, the Chengdu 2021 Organising Committee and other stakeholders, a decision has been taken to postpone the FISU World University Games until 2023. The FISU Games had initially been scheduled for the summer of 2021, but were rescheduled following the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. “The decision to reschedule…

Save Winter Film Festival

The Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games will be taking place January 12-22, 2023 in the Village of Lake Placid, the site of many epic winter sports moments through the years. This 11-day international festival will feature competition, ceremonies, music and culture.

Youth Olympics champion targets FISU World University Games gold 

South African sprinter, and 100m Youth Olympics champion, Luke Davids has set his sights on the top step of the podium at this summer’s Chengdu 2021 World University Games. Images supplied by Luke DavidsThe 20-year-old athlete, who hails from the small community of Belhar near Cape Town, shot to global stardom at the 2018 Summer…

Ferdinand Omanyala clocks season’s best in South Africa 

Africa’s fastest man, Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala in a season’s best time of 9.98 seconds during the ASA Athletics Grand Prix 4

NUGA 2022 Wrap Up: A Fairy Tale Competition In Reality

The hype, the vibes, the beauty, the glamour and the splendor, the Nigeria University Games Association lived up to expectation as thousand of students from over 70 Universities converged on the campus of University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.

Team Uganda Wins the 2022 FISU Cross Country Championship

Yeko Dismas from Ndejje University won Gold posting a time of 28:00 . Wangwe Brian came 3rd taking home Bronze with time of 28:12 . The other athletes included Otim Emmanuel who came 20th with a time of 29:26 . Cheptegei Sam came 38th posting a time of 30:56

FISU condemns conflict in Ukraine, withdraws competitions from Russia and Belarus

FISU strongly condemns the conflict in Ukraine, which is incompatible with the goal of a better world through peaceful sporting competition.

Chengdu welcomes FISU Games flame travelling from Turin

ceremony held today at the city’s Jinsha Site Museum, the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games welcomed the FISU flame travelling

Applications Now Open for Dream Together Master Scholarship Programme

Education through sport is a major pillar in FISU’s mandate and providing opportunities for leadership, education, and growth are important alongside the sport competitions that are held annually. To further this important element of FISU’s work, it is again pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Dream Together Master scholarship opportunity provided…

Young Photojournalists project starts in Ekaterinburg

The 2023 FISU World University Games Summer, along with the Ural Federal University (UrFU), invites students to immerse themselves in the world of professional sports photography.

Countdown Starts to the 2022 FISU World University Championship Cross Country

One month from now one of the longest established FISU World University Championships will again bring together the world’s student-athletes when the 2022 FISU Championship Cross Country takes place. The city of Aveiro, in the northern region of Portugal, along with the University of Aveiro will host this 22nd edition of the event on 12 March.

Ferdinand Omanyala Off to a Brilliant Athletics Indoor Start

Ferdinand Omanyala, Africa’s fastest man, set a new national record time of 6.63 seconds in his debut in the 60 metres at the World Indoor Tour’s Miramas Meeting in France on Friday, February 4. Omanyala, who holds the African record in the 100m with a time of 9.77 seconds, broke the national record that had…

University of Lagos’ Olatunji Busayo Emerges Champion of Lagos Squash Tournament

The Lagos Open Squash Tournament came to a close over the weekend with winners in different categories as Olatunji Busayo, a 22-year old University of Lagos Student emerged champion of the senior female category, winning all her games enroute the final.

What to Expect from a Busy 2022 in University Sports

FISU heads into 2022 with optimism and excitement as many events are expected to take place this year starting with the FISU World University Championship Ski Orienteering in Jachymov (CZE) on 22-26 February. The Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games is one event many are excitedly waiting for, following its postponement from August 2021 to…

10th All Africa University Games Kenyatta University 2022

The program includes: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Football, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Handball, Swimming, Taekwondo and Karate in both genders. Woodball, Roll Ball, Goalball, Sitting Volleyball and Gurasumo (Kenyan, Borana Traditional game) shall be for demonstration purposes.

FISU Flame Relay on its way to China ahead of Universiade in Chengdu

All roads point to China and the United States this year in preparations for the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games this summer and the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games next winter

78 Universities to Converge on UNILAG for 26th NUGA games

For the fourth time since its inauguration in 1966, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) is set to host the 26th edition of the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) sporting events.

Varsity Cup is back!

The 2021 edition of the FNB Varsity Cup will be played in a secure bio-bubble at the University of Pretoria from 4 April to 24 May and for the first time include comprehensive broadcast coverage of FNB Varsity Shield matches too.

FASU Cross Country Championship

Kenyatta University’s Waza Diana with a time of 38:03.0 won the women’s cross-country race at 5th Africa Universities Cross Country Championship 2021 at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture in Nairobi Kenya.

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Highlights:UJ Rugby vs Maties Rugby Finals

University of Johannesburg from South Africa emerged Champions for the second time at the 2nd FASU Kings of Africa Universities Rugby 7s Championship after squeezing past Stellenbosch University 14-10 in the men’s final. For the first time the women rugby 7s teams also participated in the tournament.

16 teams through to the knockout stage

16 teams through to the knockout stage in the 2021 Nigeria Higher Institution Football League

GlitzSports: Robert Odu AKA Jaguar

Robert Odu from University of Lagos to the World

Succeeding in a mans world: FISU Vice President

A popular saying that ‘hard work knows no gender’ is the mantra of one of Africa’s most influential women in sports leadership: Penninah Aligawesa Kabenge from Uganda.

Olympics Tokyo 2020 Qualifier Nigerian athlete first fight

In 2020, the 21-year-old became the first Nigerian female taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Olympic Games in 16 years. “It was a great joy because we achieved one part of the plan that was conceived five years ago,” she says.

GlitzSports: What we are

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Hilary Jackson “The dance Machine”

Hilary Jackson has been dancing for over a decade (from the humble age 12) and has since grown from one level to another. He is versatile in dancing different genre Of music from Hip Hop, Afro pop, Dancehall, Popping, Locking, classic old school,

GlitzSports show: African students during the Pandemic

African Student athletes describe their routine during the lockdown in 2019

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Athletes talking through their Olympic experience

Olympics Tokyo 2020 Qualifier athlete Enoch Adegoke

Adegoke started resonating loudly on Saturday 31st July when he stormed to an astonishing 9.98s to win his 100m heat at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, becoming the 11th man from Nigeria who belong to an exclusive club of sub 10s runners.

Olympics Tokyo 2020 Qualifier 100m race: kenya athlete Ferdinand Omalaya interview

Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala’s life and athletics career will never be the same as the 25 year-old soared into another level of sprinting, running personal best times and breaking his own national records and continental records while making a name for himself in the nation’s athletics circuit.

International day of sports (IDUS) University of lagos

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University Canoeing Championships Tunisia

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GlitzSports show

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FISU Acting President honored with the 100th Anniversary of the Polish Olympic Committee commemorative award

Mr. Leonz Eder, FISU Acting President, was awarded the medal of the Polish Olympic Committee’s 100th anniversary by its president Andrzej Krasnicki. This commemorative medal is granted to the most outstanding sport mentors. The FISU Acting President was invited by the regional government of Wroclaw as well as the city’s Mayor to take part in celebrations…

NUGA Organises First Varsity Esport Tournament With Gamr

In a historic afternoon on Wednesday, 8th of December 2021 as the University of Lagos hosted the Nigerian University Games Association’s (NUGA) first Varsity E-sport tournament in collaboration with GAMr,  a technology company with a specialty in Electronic Sports (eSports), Tournament Organization, and e-Sports talent development. The tournament lasted between the 8 & 9th of December and had over 400 registered players from the University of Lagos and 144 players in the preliminary stage who battled for the $200 grand prize.

Kenyatta University Tops at the KUSF 8th Edition Games in Kibabii

Kenyatta University is the overall winner of this year’s 8th Edition of Kenya Universities Sports Federation  KUSF Games held at Kibabii University. The University was declared the winning team after scooping a total of 100 Medals  whereby 42 are Gold Medals, 29 Silver Medals and  29 Bronze Medals.

UDS Student David Abagna Called to Ghana’s National Football Team for AFCON

University for Development Studies student and Ghanaian Premier league side Real Tamale United midfielder David Sandan Abagna will be hoping to make his national football team debut at the upcoming African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. 

FASU celebrates 50 years of history and looks ahead to a bright future for university sport in Africa

In a colorful celebration of merging cultures and African heritage, students and administrators from all over Africa gathered in Kampala, Uganda to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Federation of African University Sports (FASU).

Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games Village Unveiled in Chengdu University

With just 200 days to go until the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games, which will take place from 26 June to 7 July 2022, the FISU Games Village was unveiled on Wednesday morning in Chengdu University.

NUGA Partners Gamr to Host First Nigeria Varsity Esports Championship

The Nigerian University Games in partnership with Gamr Africa will host Nigeria first Varsity Esports championship, scheduled for the 8th – 9th of December 2021 at the University of Lagos Indoor Hall, Sports center, Akoka Lagos.

Chengdu 2021 FISU Games Flame Tower lights up

The flame tower of the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games was lit up this week, during a trial phase of the tower’s lighting.

African continent highlighted in first ever FISU Student Ambassador cultural webinar

FISU Students Ambassadors got a closer look into the African continent during the first ever cultural webinar. With African university sport celebrating its 50 year anniversary this year, It was none other than special guest and FASU President, Ms. Nomsa Mahlangu who welcomed participants worldwide and highlighted the beauty and diversity of the African continent….

Maxime Chaumeton from the University of Johannesburg wins the Men’s FASU Cross-Country Championship

University of Johannesburg’s Maxime Chaumeton finished in the time of 30:54.0 to win the men’s FASU Cross-Country Championship  at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture in Nairobi Kenya. Chaumeton who represented South Africa in the African Cross Country Championships in Algeria led the way from the start and to the finish. ChirChir Geoffry  of Egerton University…

Kenyatta University’s Waza Diana Wins the FASU Women’s Cross-Country Championship

Kenyatta University’s Waza Diana in a time of 38:03.0 to win the women’s cross-country race at the 5th Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) championship at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture in Nairobi Kenya. University of Johannesburg’ Nicole Van Der Mew of South Africa crossed the lines in second place in the time of 40:15.0, Lagat…

Athletes Arrive Kenya for the 5th FASU Cross Country Championship

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is once again playing host to the regional university games competition. The University will host a number of African Universities as they battle out in the 5th Africa Universities Cross-Country Championship, November 20, 2021. The Championship, organised by Africa Universities Sports Federation (FASU) in collaboration with host federation…

Stellenbosch University, Paul Roos Gymnasium and Remgro launch worldclass indoor cricket facility

Stellenbosch University (SU), Paul Roos Gymnasium (PRG) and Remgro have developed a self-sustaining indoor cricket facility on the school’s property, facing the main cricket oval. The new indoor cricket facility is officially completed with the estimated cost value being almost R15 million and will be used by all parties involved. The facility which boasts six…

University of Ghana to participate in 5th All Africa University Cross Country Championship in Kenya

The University of Ghana (UG) will participate in the 5th All Africa Universities Cross Country Championship at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya on Saturday, 20th November 2021. It will be the first time the University of Ghana is participating in this Championship which is being organised by the Federation of Africa…

Lake Placid 2023 FISU Games mascot unveiled!

The Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games officially debuted its mascot, Adirondack Mac, on 13 November during the Mt. Van Hoevenberg’s Open House and Job Fair. The mascot was welcomed by hundreds of people, who came to explore the new Mountain Pass Lodge and try the new mountain coaster and indoor rock climbing. Guests…

Akani Simbine and Tatjana Schoenmaker are UP-Tuks Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

Deservedly Akani Simbine TuksAthletics and Tatjana Schoenmaker TuksSwimming are UP-Tuks Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year The 2020 Olympic gold medallist and World Record holder, Tatjana Schoenmaker (now a TuksSport High School matriculant), is the University of Pretoria Sportswoman of the Year. On Monday, 15 November, at the Future Africa Campus, it was also announced…

Kristen Paton Wins UJ Sportswoman and Student-Athlete of the Year Awards

SA Women’s Hockey team player Kristen Paton was named the Student-athlete and Sportswoman of the year at the 2021 University of Johannesburg Sport Gala tagged “Shaping African University Sports through excellence, honour and victory”.

Sports Returns to Universities in Guinea as Directorate unveils its action plan

The Directorate of University Sport, Arts and Culture unveiled, on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, its action plan based on eight (8) points, including the organization of the sixth edition of the Guinea University Games.

The University Of Lagos Sets Date For 26th NUGA Games

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) is set to host the 26th edition of the Nigerian Universities Games Association(NUGA) event for the fourth time since its inception in 1966. The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, revealed this at a press briefing on Tuesday at the Unilag Senate Chambers, adding that the games have been scheduled to…

Botswana Tertiary Student Sport Association Launches New Website

BOTESSA has been and will continue to always find ways around obstacles to achieve its goals. On the 11th of November 2021 FNBB BOTESSA will be launching it’s Website to create better accessible content and news declination for its staff, students and others. Part of these information will include all its activities and upcoming events….

30 Teams Ready For Tip-Off at The FASU 3X3 Basketball Challenge

Thirty teams from thirteen Universities from eight countries are in Kenya for the 2021 FASU 3X3 Basketball Challenge at the United States International University Africa (USIU) in Nairobi Kenya. The games begins with hosts USIU-Africa team A take on Stellenbosch University of South Africa in the mens game in court one, while the women’s game…

FISU Volunteer Programme launches ahead of the 2022 FISU World University Championships and University World Cups season

Back in full swing for the 2022 FISU World University Championship and University World Cup season, the FISU Volunteer Programme was launched once again on 1 November 2021 with FISU now accepting applications. Volunteers have been integral to these FISU events since 2018 as part of the inaugural FISU Volunteer Programme, making the FISU Championships…

UJ Netball Duo of Cornelia Mupenda and Monica Gomases Called to National Duty

University of Johanessburg’s Netball duo of Cornelia Mupenda and Monica Gomases will take part in the 2021 PENT Series Tournament for the Namibian women’s senior team in Windhoek Namibia. They join a flory of African university students of have represented their country at the highest level in their sports. Six African countries will go head-to-head…

Makerere Ready for 3×3 Afro Varsity Challenge in Nairobi

The 4th Afro Varsity 3×3 games will take place at the United States International University Africa on the 6th and 7th of November. This year’s games have attracted 7 countries; Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Zambia and Libya. Makerere University has been preparing for the tournament and have expressed readiness before tip-off. The Women’s…

Dates confirmed for the HoD meeting of the Ekaterinburg 2023 FISU World University Games

FISU and the Organising Committee (OC) of Ekateringburg 2023 FISU World University Games have agreed on a common date for the Head of Delegations (HoD) meeting which will take place on 25-28 April 2023. The FISU Games will take place on 8-19 August 2023 in Ekateringburg (RUS), a city which has already hosted several FISU…

Challengers Ready for the 4th Afro Varsity FASU 3X3 Basketball Championship

The stage is set for the 4th Africa Afro Varsity 3X3 Basketball Championship scheduled to hold from the 6th-7th November 2021 at the United State International University-Africa in Kenya.   Seven African countries have confirmed their participation at the event, they include; Libya, Rwanda, Zambia, Senegal, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa   “For the first…

BOTESSA’s Botho Thobega Awarded 2021 FISU Gender Equality Champion

The Botswana Tertiary Student Sports Association (BOTESSA) Vice Secretary-General Botho Lilian Thobega has been awarded FISU Gender Equality champion at the 37th FISU General assembly held online on the 30th of October.  A member of BOTESSA since 2017 and Senior Lecturer at Gaborone Technical College, Botswana, Lilian Thobega spearheaded the BOTESSA Women in Sports Commission…

Head of Delegations Spring Meeting of Chengdu 2021 FISU Games to be Held Online

Ahead of the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games which will be held from 26 June to 7 July 2022, the Head of Delegations (HoD) Spring Meeting, initially set-up to be in presential, will be held online due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. FISU and the Executive Committee of the Chengdu 2021 FISU Games have…

Icestock Sport Clinic Inaugurated In Uganda

The Uganda Ice Stock inaugural clinic took place at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda between 22nd and 24th October 2021. It was themed ” IceStock Sports Skills and Techniques For All ” and it had Over 40 participants from various parts of Uganda in attendance, individuals who made history as pioneers of the sport in Uganda. …

University of Dodoma Tanzania to host Federation of East Africa University Sports Forum

University of Dodoma in central Tanzania, will host the first Federation of East Africa University Sports Forum. The 3 day event scheduled for the 28th – 30th of October 2021 is themed “Developing University Sports in the Covid -19 Normal” . The Federation of East Africa University Sports brings together participating Universities from the Eastern region…

The 2021 FISU World Conference: Dual Career, Digitalisation, and Women in Elite Sport

By: Fisu Media The FISU World Conference on Innovation, Education and Sport will be held on 13 and 14 December 2021 during the Lucerne 2021 Winter Universiade. The theme for this year’s FISU World Conference is “Challenges and Opportunity for Sport in Modern Society,” where sub-topics discussed will be around the dual career, digitalisation, and…

Tunisia: 5th University Canoeing Championship

Under the supervision of the regional delegate for youth, sports and physical education in Sfax and the University of Sfax, the Sports Association of the Higher Institute of Arts and Crafts of Sfax organized the fifth annual kayak session among university institutions in the wilaya of Sfax. The 5th university canoeing tournament had a large participation of…

Championship events key to building strong university sport foundation in Libya

The Libyan Students Sports Federation, in its mandate to develop university sports in the country, has turned its attention to creating and maintaining championships of individual sports to increase student participation and general involvement in sporting activities across its university campuses. The latest in a trend of university championship in the country is the 3X3…

Registrations are now open for 2022 FISU World University Championships and University World Cups

By: Claire Nguyễn   Following the confirmation of the 2022 FISU World University Championships and University World Cups, FISU has sent an official letter to its members inviting them to register on the accreditation portal. FISU Championships and World Cups take place every even-numbered year and gathers the best student-athletes in single sport or small…

University of Maiduguri wins 2021 HiFL Ultimate Champions Trophy

By Olamide O. Abe   LAGOS — University of Maiduguri defeated Adekunle Ajasin University 1-0, to win the 2021 Higher Institutions Football League. The 2021 grand finale, played on Saturday at the Yabatech Sports Pavilion was however different from the 2018 and 2019 final which ended 0-0 and 1-1 respectively at the end of regulation…

University of Pretoria Crowned Champions of FASU Women’s Rugby 7s

The Tuks women’s rugby team from the University of Pretoria are champions of the inaugural African University women’s Rugby 7s title.       More to Follow  

University Of Johannesburg Are Kings of Africa Rugby 7s

The University of Johannesburg rugby men’s team were crowned champions of the Kings of Africa Rugby 7s championship at the Makerere University Kampala Uganda. The University of Johannesburg beat Stellenbosch University 14-10 in the Rugby final, while the University of Pretoria’s Andre’ Snyman beat Bugema University’s Vincent Sanya 6-2, 6-0 in the men’s singles final….

Excitement in Kampala as FASU Championships gets On the Way

On the day that Uganda celebrated her 59th independence, the Federation of African University sports organized brought excitement and color to the Makerere region in the capital Kampala as it kicked off the 2ndkings of Africa Rugby 7s championship.   The University sports Rugby tournament made an emphatic entertaining start to the affairs of the day…

HIFL21: The Final Showdown: Who Takes The Crown?

By Samuel Bamisebi   From 32 teams, now down to two. It’s the battle of the highest scoring side in the knockout stages against the lowest scoring side in the knockout stages as UNIMAID Desert Warriors take on AAUA Luminaries University of Maiduguri lost the 2nd leg of their semi final tie 3-2 to FUTMINNA…

Makarere University Hosts FASU Rugby 7s and Tennis Championships

Makerere University welcomes the rest of Africa to the 2nd King of Africa University Rugby 7s championship. The Kampala based University in Uganda continues to maintained a prestigious place as an reputable academic institution that prioritizes and supports sporting activities. The games is kicks off at the Makerere Impis Rugby Grounds between the dates of…

Tertiary Institution Games Gets New Life in Ogun State Nigeria

By : Olamide O. Abe Ogun State Ministry of Youths and Sports unveiled the plans and modalities of the 2021 Gateway Tertiary Institution Games (GATIG) during the press conference held at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta on Tuesday, 6 October 2021. The Honorable Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Dr. Oluwadare Kehinde flagged off the 4th…

UWC claim maiden Varsity Women’s Football title

UWC had lost four of the previous five women’s finals, including a heart-breaking penalty shootout to TUT in 2019, but this time luck was on their side after the 90-minute stalemate. Sinegugu Zondi converted the winning penalty for UWC after goalkeeper Regeri Ngobeni had saved three penalties from Betty Mallela, Morongwa Manamela and Gretel Buttress….

Dominant UJ crowned kings of South Africa Varsity Football

UJ beat UFS 4-1 at Tuks Stadium on Monday night to claim their first Varsity Football title. UJ, who had previously reached the final in 2014 and 2016, were worthy winners having topped the log and beaten TUT on penalties in their semi-final. The stage was too big for Kovsies, who were playing in their first…

Nigeria University Games Association Hosts Annual Sports Webinar

The Nigerian University Games Association invites you to its annual University sports Dialogue schedule for the 6th of October 2021 themed “Institutional Sports in Nigeria: Creating Feasible Strategies for Enhancing Athlete Development”. The event begins at 1pm Nigerian time via Zoom (Webinar). Six (6) Sub topics have been curled from the theme with renowned sports…

USF Kovsies Makes Varsity Football Final For The First Time

The University of the Free State (UFS) men’s football team reached the final of Varsity Football for the first time thanks to a 2-1 victory over University of Pretoria’s Tuk Football in Tuesday’s semi-final match.    En route to the highly coveted Varsity football finals, the UFS Kovsies defeated the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Tuks, and…

Games Torch Unveiled For The Chengdu 2021 FISU Games

Rong Huo”, the torch of the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games was officially unveiled for the first time at the Jinsha Site Museum on 31 August. Olympic champions and world champions such as Gao Min, Zhang Shan, and Chen Jing were among the athletes who participated in the celebratory event, where the uniform for…

Legendary Sport Administrator: FASU President Nomsa Mahlangu Honoured

President of the Federation of African University Sports and University Sports South Africa  Ms Nomsa Mahlangu was honoured by her birth province of Mpumalanga in its annual sports awards as a “Legendary Sports Administrator” on Sunday 26th September 2021 in Mbombela. Ms Mahlangu a director at the University of Johannesburg, and a Lifelong sport advocate was honoured…

Kip Keino Classic: Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala Becomes Fastest African in the 100meters

Kenya’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala lived up to expectationas on Saturday evening clocked 9.76s to break the African fastest time in the 100m and Kenya’s 100m National record for the 5th time at the Kip Keino Classic at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani . American Trayvon Bromwel won the race in 9.75 ahead of…

FNBB BOTESSA Table Tennis Tournament Set To Begin As Government Lifts Covid Ban On Sporting Activities

By Samuel Bamisebi The Botswana Tertiary Student Sports Association (BOTESSA) in collaboration with the Botswana Table Tennis tournament is set to get rolling as all preparations are in place even as the Botswana government lifted the ban of sport gatherings in the country to the joy of the sporting fraternity. The FNBB sponsored tournament is…

FASU Championships Set To Get Rolling In October

By Samuel Bamisebi The 2021 edition of the Federation of African University Sports (FASU) under the world governing body of university sports FISU, has rolled out plans for the events making up the FASU Championships with the first of them holding in October with and three more events follow afterwards. The events for the FASU…

FASU AT 50! It’s Celebration Time

By Samuel Bamisebi Not many organizations stand the test of time but since 1971, the Federation of African University Sport has not looked back and deservedly, it’s time to celebrate 50 years of existence. The situation of things in the world owing to the pandemic has made the African body under the World governing body,…

Call for Registration for the 2022 FASU Games

The online portal for registration for the 10th FASU Games Kenyatta University 2022 opened on 1st September 2021. Universities are encouraged to register their athletes and officials for the upcoming games while schools that have participated in the following events can access their online accounts using the last login details used. This also applies to…

2021 Glitzsport IDUS Challenge

Nigeria University Games Association NUGA in collaboration with Glitzsport and the Higher Institutions Football League (HiFL) brings to you the International Day of University sports Challenge. To take part all you have to do is post a picture or video of your favorite university sports moment as a volunteer/athlete, coach, official, first-aid respondent or an…

HIFL21: UNN Lions, UAM Tillers Claim wins, Edge Closer To Final Four

By Samuel Bamisebi The Higher Institution Football League ‘21 quarter final first leg saw games across four Centre’ yesterday as universities fight for a place in the semifinal to play in the prestigious Agege Stadium, Lagos. Former champions University of Agriculture, Markurdi (UAM Tillers) defeated their opponents all the way from Maiduguri, the University of…

Klerk and Roets Steps up for South Africa at the U20 Athletics Championships in Kenya

Team South Africa snatched four more medals at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Kenya on Saturday. Mine de Klerk led from the front as she won the women’s shot put final, winning gold with a best attempt of 17.40m. It was her second medal at the Championships after she grabbed silver in the discus throw on…

Six (6) Times Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala Broke National Record in a Single year 2021

Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala’s life and athletics career will never be the same, the 25 year old rocketed into a new realm of sprinting running in his personal best times and breaking his own national records while making a name for himself in the athletics circuit. The university of Nairobi athlete has been impressive in…

Nigerian U20 Atheletes Get Signed To United States University

By Samuel Bamisebi   Two of Team Nigeria’s athletes at the ongoing U20 World Athletics Championship in Nairobi, Kenya have been signed to a program by Baylor Track & Field University, Texas, United States. Nse Imaobong Uko, a student from Apostolic Church Secondary school, Akwa Ibom, is part of the victorious gold medal winning mixed…

Defending Champions Crash Out As Unilag Marines, Uniben Royals Make Final Eight in the Nigerian Higher Institution Football League

Lagos: By Samuel Bamisebi The Higher Institution Football League in Nigeria saw a flurry of games over two weeks to confirm the exit of 16 teams as the competition in its third season enters the quarter final stage. Defending champions Unical Malabites and last season super four finalist OAU Giants failed to progress to the…

Enrolment as Volunteer for the 2023 FISU World University Games

SOURCE: fisu.net Its less than two-years until the start of the Ekaterinburg 2023 FISU World University Games, and to mark the occasion, the Russian Organisers launch the start of their volunteer program. Starting from today, anyone willing can apply on the official Games volunteer website, considering they meet the criteria. To participate in the program,…

An Olympic debut to remember for South Africa’s Tatjana Shoenmaker

Source: fisu.net   As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games came to a close, many athletes were on the world stage at this level for the first time—a lifelong goal for most. Among those athletes was Tatjana Shoenmaker – a well decorated South African swimmer who put it all on the line at her Olympic debut this…

How African Student-Athletes Fared At The Track and Field Events At The Tokyo Olympics

The track and field event in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was graced by amazing athletes across the world, but more importantly, there was participation of African student-athletes and alumni across these events. Most of these athletes were taking part in their first Olympic Games but that did not stop them from producing outstanding results and…

All Roads Leads to Kenya for the 10th All Africa University Games 2022

The 10th Africa University Games will be held at the Kenyatta University from the 6th – 10th of June 2022 organisers have announced. The games which had been scheduled for August 2020 was postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic that halted all physical activities. About 4000 participants are expected to represent their respective universities…

Confirmation of the 2022 FISU World University Championships and FISU University World Cups

Written by Claire Nguyen Source: www.fisu.net The last pending dates of the 2022 calendar for the FISU World University Championships & FISU University World Cups have been confirmed and officially communicated to all FISU members. After more than a year without sport events, 15 Championships and 7 World Cups will take place in over 18…

FROM NUGA TO THE OLYMPICS: ENOCH ADEGOKE BREAKS 25-YEAR 100M FINAL JINX

The name Enoch Adegoke began resounding in the Nigerian media space on Saturday 31st July after recording a blistering run of 9.98s to win his 100 metres heat in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, thereby becoming the 11th born Nigerian to break the 10 seconds barrier. Unbeknownst to many, Adegoke started his athletic journey in the…

African University Sports Championships for the Year 2021

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…

Nigerian duo of Elizabeth Anyanacho and Godwin Olofua Makes Olympic Debut in Tokyo

The duo of Nigerian University athletes Elizabeth Anyanacho (teakwondo) and Godwin Olofua (badminton) can now be referred to as Olympians as they both competed for the first time at the games in Tokyo. Godwin Olofua (Badminton):Olofua and partner Opeyori Anuoluwapo Juwon played Japanese duo of Wantanabe Yuta and Endo Hiroyuki in the men’s doubles event…

FACULTY OF EDUCATION WINS UNIPORT VICE CHANCELLOR’S CUP

  It was a sunny day at the University of Portharcourt stadium, the fans were buzzing with excitement as the champions of the school’s Vice-Chancellor’s cup was to be decided.    The group stages were intense as 13 faculties fought for the rights to be crowned champions. The Faculty of education had both their men’s…

FNBB BOTESSA Secures Scholarship for 11 Athletes at the Gaborone University College

The Gaborone University of College Law and Professional Studies (GUC)’s student athletes collaboration with the Botswana Tertiary Student Sports Association (BOTESSA) has offered a ones in a lifetime opportunity to 11 athletes with an academic scholarships to any department of their choice at the Institution. The 5 male and 5 female athletes have been given a lifeline in…

Final call for nominations- FISU Gender Equality Awards

There is less than one week left to submit your project for the 2021 FISU Gender Equality Awards! However, as stated by Gender Equality Committee Vice Chair Adam Pratchett, there is still plenty of time for NUSFs and CUSFs to submit nominations before the 15 July deadline. “The Gender Equality Awards are an incredible opportunity…

UNILAG NUESA DEAN’S CUP COMMENCES AFTER INDEFINITE SUSPENSION

The 2021 National Universities Education Students’ Association (NUESA) DEAN’s Cup of the University of Lagos will hold at the University of Lagos Sports center and staff school. This year’s games-themed: ”Les Gladiateurs” will witness a plethora of sports such as football, basketball, table tennis, long jump, and athletics. The game is scheduled to start Monday…

UNIPORT Discovers Potential Student-athletes From Its Challenge And Relays

Talent discovery is a crucial element in University sport as the baton of participation is passed from generation to generation. This was what Udo Edidiong Okon, Director of Sport, Student Union Government, University of Portharcourt had in mind when he organized the Uniport Challenge & Relays.   The UNIPORT Challenge & Relays kicked off on…

How Ready is FASU’s NUSF one year to the 2021 World University Games in Chengdu?

The Chengdu 2021 World University games which was previously scheduled to have started at this time but was postponed due to several measures still required for sports participation across the globe.  It is therefore one year till the postponed date in 2022 for the 31st Universiade to take place in China.  The federation of African…

Graduate School of Business wins 1st athletics Meet at the University of Sfax

Just like the rest of the continents university sports system, Tunisia has restarted active sports participation in the country.  It’s premier Institute, University in Sfax leads the way in organizing engaging sporting activities for its students.  The institution organized its 1st athletics meet with over 400 students in attendance. This marked the return to large…

Libya’s Students Sports Federation holds First University Beach Volleyball Championship

More than 20 teams participated in the first Libyan Students Sports Federation (LSSF) Beach Volleyball championship tagged the Peace Championship, hosted by the Municipality of Almaya, Al-jfara University and Al-azema club. The championship was held in Wershfana 24th to 25th June 2021. The Championship marks the return of active University sports in the country, following…

Nigeria’s Elizabeth Anyanacho Wins Beirut Taekwondo Open

Nigeria’s Olympic medal hopeful Elizabeth Anyanacho on Sunday 20th June 2021 won her first international championship in Beirut. Elizabeth defeated Denmark’s Andersen Jesmin 6 in the finals to win the gold medal in the female -67kg of the World Taekwondo G-2 Beirut Open. The 23 year old defeated Uzbekistan’s Alijonova Gulsanam 22 – 16 in…

FASU Mourns TISAN President Jeffery Edmond Wenner

Federation of African University sports on 12th of June 2021, lost one of its prominent members, from the Tertiary Institute Sports Association of Namibia (TISAN) President Mr. Jeffery Edmond Wenner. Who succumbed to his battles with Covid 19. Jeffery was the sport officer of University of Namibia (UNAM). He was a member of the Namibia Sport Commission…

University Of Ghana Wins Triangular Football Games

The University of Cape Coast was the host of the Triangular football games between the University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and the University of Cape Coast. The game was held from the 8th-13th of June 2021. The idea of Triangular Games was mooted by the Sports Directorates of these three…

Application Deadline For The 2021 FISU World Conference Drawing Nearer

FISU, the Organising Committee of the Lucerne 2021 Winter Universiade, the University of Lucerne, the Universities of teacher education Lucerne, Zug and Schwyz, the Universities of applied sciences of Lucerne and Grisons and the Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen SFISM will organise the 2021 FISU World Conference on Challenges and Opportunities in Sport in…

Glitzsport Media Workshop: Exploring the World of Sports Journalism

Glitzsports which is a platform that brings you African University sports stories, introduces its first media Workshop on Saturday June 19th 2021 for student journalists interested in becoming sports journalists. Glitzsport as a sports media organisation centres around the African University sport system. This is why we believe that facilitating the next generation of Sports Journalists…

FASU CALLS FOR NOMINATION OF STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO ITS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The two-year term of the student representative to the FASU executive Committee expired at the March 2021 General Assembly. Unfortunately, the secretariat did not receive any duly nominated candidates for the position from member NUSFs. The assembly therefore resolved that nominations be called afresh. Therefore, this is to call for the nomination of candidates to…

Burkina Faso Concludes 2020/2021 Schools and University Sports Season

The final phases of the sports competitions organised by the University and School Sports union of Burkina Faso (USSU-BF) was played between the 16 – 23 May 2021 in Tenkodogo. The event which featured ten universities and over 1000 students competed in seven sports disciplines, namely football, handball, volleyball, basketball, athletics, judo and wrestling.  Some…

INVITATION TO THE 4TH AFRO VARSITY 3X3 BASKETBALL CHALLENGE

The Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU), invites your universities to participate in the 4th Afro Varsity 3×3 Basketball Challenge to be held at United State International University – Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya from 6th – 7th November 2021. This event is a qualifier to the University 3×3 Basketball World Cup, where the winners per gender shall represent…

Nigeria’s Elizabeth Anyanacho Wins Silver At The Africa Taekwondo Championship

Tokyo Bound Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTA) student-athlete, Elizabeth Anyanacho wins silver in her first African Taekwondo Championship in Dakar Senegal.

#2021 HiFL: Teams know Opponent in Knockout Stage Draws

The draws have been made for the knockout stages of the 2021 Nigeria Higher Institution Football League (HiFL) on Friday 4th June 2021. The third edition of the prestigious university football tournament, has reached the business end where every game matter, teams now know who they will face in the knock out stage with an eye…

FISU Postpones University World Cup Football to 2023

The FISU University World Cup Football has been postponed to 2023 because of the current pandemic, which has already had a massive impact on the planning of international events. The decision was taken during the FISU Executive Committee meeting that was held on 14-15 May. The committee believes that by hosting the next edition in…

FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy’s September Session To Be Held Online

The FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (FVLA), was intended to be held in two separate meetings: an online presentation on 19-20th June and the main session physically in Kazan in September. Because of the current pandemic, the second meeting will be held online on 8-10 September given that current travel limitations don’t permit us to travel…

University of Pretoria’s Tuks Rugby Tame’s UCT Ikeys to lift Varsity Cup title

UP-Tuks survived a second half fightback from UCT to claim a 34-27 victory in the Varsity Cup final at Tuks Stadium on Monday night. It is Tuks’ fourth title, having previously won the competition in 2012, 2013 and 2017. UCT came into the decider on a nine-match winning streak, excluding their cancelled Round 6 fixture against UP-Tuks, who suffered two defeats during…

NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY DEFENDS TITLE AS UNIVERSITY SPORT SOUTH AFRICA CONCLUDES ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP

University Sport South Africa (USSA), concluded a 3 days’ athletics championship that took place at University of Johannesburg where the North-West University (NWU) emerged as winners of the tournament. Due to their impressive performance, the North-West University was able to collect 34 first place medals thus they defended the title which they won in the…

Qualifying For The Olympics, A Dream Come True – Godwin Olofua

The Olympics is the top destination for every athlete, as no other tournament in the world provides such a high level of sports excellence and competitiveness. The qualification journey takes a lot of guts and tenacity. The same is true for Godwin Olofua, the professional Badminton player from Nigeria who is currently merging his education…

Tokyo Olympics-bound Anyanacho Set to compete at African Champs in Dakar

Tokyo 2020 qualifier Elizabeth Anyanacho has been confirmed to compete at the African Taekwondo Championships, which will be hosted in Dakar Senegal between 5 – 6 June 2021. The tournament with a World Taekwondo G-4 ranking will be the most important competitive event on the African continent before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics kicks off in…

HiFL Pre-qualifiers Round Up: UNN, UNIBEN, KSU and Other Make the Knockout Stage

By Samuel Bamisebi After a week filled with intense, exciting and scintillating football buttered with skill, tackles and goal, ten teams have made it through to the round of 16 knockout stage to join the four semi finalist from the last edition in the Higher Institution Football League (HIFL2021) organised by PACE Sports Management. Two…

Join The University Sport and Peace Forum

Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of a global event to promote humanity, social justice and gender equality by joining next week’s webinar organised by World Taekwondo (WT) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU). You can sign up to the online event taking place on Friday 30th of April at 14:00 CEST…

Registrations open for Costa Rica 2022 FISU World Forum

With less than a year to go before the start of the Costa Rica 2022 FISU World Forum, registrations are now open to our National and Continental University Sports Federations. The host country’s strong reputation for sustainability and environmental protection is ideally placed to promote the event’s main theme: University Sport as a Driver for Sustainable Development….

HiFL 2021: Action begins in the Pre League Qualifiers

By Samuel Bamisebi The 2021 Higher Institution football League (HiFL), got off to a good start yesterday with matches across four centres on the 20th April 2021. At the Lagos State University Sports Complex, the first game between Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) Stars and Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) Tigers ended in a…

HIFL: Unilag Set To Conquer HIFL2021 Assures Supporters Of Success

By Samuel Bamisebi Lethargic and uninspiring is the best way to describe the performance of the University of Lagos Marines in the last two editions of the Higher Institution Football League. However, the team is not giving up their status as one of the most respected schools in every aspect in Nigeria as they brace…

Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games postponed to 2022

The International University Sports Federation (FISU), the Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC) and the Organising Committee of Chengdu 2021, FISU World University Games jointly announced on the 1st of April that Chengdu 2021, FISU World University Games, originally scheduled to be held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China in August 2021, will be…

Leonz Eder in as Matytsin steps aside from FISU presidency

Following the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the case of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) vs. the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), the International University Sports Federation (FISU) has agreed that Oleg Matytsin will step aside from his role as FISU President for the remainder of the two year period referred to…

Sports Science: University of Pretoria and Mamelodi Sundowns Form Partnership to enhance The Game of Football

The University of Pretoria (UP) with its Department of Sport (TuksSport) and Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club today announced a ground-breaking partnership that seeks to vastly enhance the game of football and the development of it through science, technology and scientific research. Mamelodi Sundowns has accumulated football knowledge over the past 50 years and established itself…

Post COVID 19: University Of Benin Revives Sport Culture With 5 a- side Competition

The University of Benin’s inaugural 5 a-side football tournament was a huge success as the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences won the coveted prize for the male category beating the Faculty of Engineering in what was a difficult contest as the winner was decided in a penalty shootout, while the Faculty of Engineering won the…

HiFL 2021: PACE Sports Announces Commencement of League Season

Following the resumption of sporting activities in Nigeria, all is now set for the commencement of the 2021 season of the Higher Institution Football League (HiFL). The league is set to commence in April with qualifying rounds involving over forty top University teams alongside a host of other exciting activities organisers announced Thursday, 4th March…

Who is your FISU Gender Equality Champion?

Nominations are open for the 2021FISU Gender Equality Awards. The 7th edition of the international University Sports Federation Gender equality awards are open to commemorate this year’s international Women’s Day. Awarded biannually, the FISU Gender Equality Awards aim to promote the advancement of gender equality in sport and recognise outstanding efforts and achievements to increase…

FASU Mourns President of Somalia University Sports Federation (SUSF) Dr. Yusuf Alaso

The entire Federation of African University Sports (FASU) mourns the death of the President of Somalia University Sports Federation (SUSF) Dr. Yusuf Alaso, who passed on Monday 1st March 2021. Dr. Yusuf Alaso was very instrumental in the reactivation of University Sports in Somalia. Condolences on the announcement of his death began to pour in…

2023 African Games village will be converted into sports university

Ghana’s Sports Minister-designate Mustapha Ussif has revealed that the multi-sport event facility designated for the 2023 African Games village to a sports university. As part of plans to host a successful event, the government announced that a 50,000-capacity stadium, with an estimated cost of $200 million, will be built at Borteyman in the Greater Accra Region. The…

MEET THE NEXT GENERATION OF FISU’S AFRICAN LEADERS

The FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy is an educational program organised to create a volunteering community around the world, to provide crucial training about university sport to young students across the world by exposing them to the activities of the International University Sport Federation(FISU) and awarding them the position of ambassadorship to further the cause of…

Schools, the best place to grow future champions – Al-Murooj club Coach Mohamed Sola

Sports as identified by the United Nations as the major tool to engage and positively influence young minds for peace and development in the world, a sentiment shared by Former Libyan Volleyball international and coach Mohammed Sola.  Head coach of the Al-Murooj club Sola believes schools and universities in Libya are the best breading place…

Call To join The 2021 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy

The application process has begun for the 2021 International University Sports federation’s volunteer leaders academy (FVLA). according to fisu.net FISU member federations can now start nominating their candidates for the 2021 edition of the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy that will be held in a hybrid format – online and onsite – in June and September…

How to Get Your Master’s Degree In Sports Management

Every sports manager or administrator is required to possess some technical and tactical know how in othr to lead his team, club or organisation to the desired level of excellence which sports fans demand. According to Robert S. Balan of Studyportals Masters, “A Sports Management degree teaches students skills and concepts related to Management, Finance,…

University Of Cape Coast Begins Campus Basketball League

The University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana is set to begin their Campus Basketball league today,12th of February, 2021. It is organized by Ghanaian FISU Student Ambassador , Mohammed Halim, after a long spell without a university game due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The basketball league will be played using the Round Robin system for…

The Next Generation Of Women Football Stars- Adedeji Pamilerin Deborah

To remain undaunted in the face of many obstacles is a trait that is highly pronounced in Adedeji Pamilerin Deborah, the FUTA Tigress Striker and Assistant Captain. Pamilerin has shown that she has the grit and tenacity to pursue her dream to become a professional football player. Born amongst two brothers, Pamilerin learnt to appreciate…

Final Year Student of UNILAG Becomes The First Official FIFA Badged Female Referee From Lagos

Akintoye Yemisi Eunice, a 400L final year student of the University of Lagos, has been badged as a official FIFA referee in a badging ceremony that took place on Thursday 4th of February, 2021 in Abuja. Yemisi, born on the 25th of December, 1995 (25yrs), is a 400L student in the prestigious University of Lagos…

Student Athletes Shine In AFN All Comers Meet in Akure

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria kick-starts its season with an All Comers meet in the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Couple of Student Athletes dazzled with some spectacular performances. Top on the list is Enoch Adegoke from the Obafemi Awolowo University. Enoch Adegoke was the highlight of the competition…

Nigerian Student Athletes At The All Comers Meet

In an attempt to break into the national track and field event scene, student athletes from various universities in Nigeria are on the track to prove their mettle in this year’s annual Nigerian athletics event. Popoola Ifedayo, a Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Student from the Faculty of Environmental Technology who is a 100m,200m,…

Wicket Approval- Nigerian Cricket Federation Recognizes The UNIBEN Cricket Team

During a short visit today to Mr. Uyi Akpata, the Vice president of the Nigerian Cricket Federation and Chairman of the Edo State Cricket Association by Dr. Elvis Agbonlaho, the Director of Sports, University of Benin, Mr. Uyi was appreciated for his enormous contributions toward sports development in Nigeria and Edo State in particular. Mr….

Dance Is Beyond An Art Form: A Case For Competitive Dance Inclusion in University Sport

The world’s dance community erupted in excitement in December 2020 when the International Olympics Committee confirmed Breakdancing to be part of the Olympics games in Paris 2024.   Though the initial announcement of the possibility of the inclusion of Breakdancing in February 2019, met widespread scepticism and criticism as critics claim that dancing should not be…

South Africa’s Michaela Whitebooi On Track in her Olympic Dreams

There are still uncertainties surrounding the hosting of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics due to the persistence of the COVID 19 pandemic that has left the world seeking for alternatives in all sphere of life. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad has already been postponed having billed to be earlier held in the summer of 2020,…

South Africa Suspends School sports activities

Athletics South Africa has suspended all its activities including the school championships for two weeks due to the worsening health situation caused by the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. The Federation had hoped that resumption of all normal 2021 event calendar by now had been possible but unfortunately the country now deals with with high…

University of Benin begins preparation for their annual 5-aside football tournament

It has been a whole calendar year without any sport activity in the University of Benin; this has left many student-athlete hungry for organized sport as soon as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called off their nine-month old strike. The Office of the Director of Sports, University of Benin, has announced the Inter…

Nigeria’s JOSE MOURINHO Eyes National Team Position

We often hear of player-coaches in professional football, the likes of Vincent Kompany manager of Belgian club RSC Anderlecht and Wayne Rooney in charge at Derby County, an English Championship club. Have you imagined a Student-Coach? Adeboye Ahmad Adetomiwa, a fifth year student of Agricultural and Resource Economics, at the Federal University of Technology Akure…

Universiade Sheffield 1991 Shaped My View on Sports – Calvin Emeka Onwuka

Founder of aclsports.com Calvin Emeka Onwuka is one of many former African student-athletes who have made a name for themselves in sports. Calvin is an internationally acclaimed sports journalist, a career that has spanned over 20 years. As part of the Nigerian football team that took part in the 1991 Summer Universiade in Sheffield England,…

Nigerian Student-Cricketers Eye Call-ups To The National Team

There are efforts being made to popularise the game of Cricket in Nigeria. One of such efforts is the creation of the Edo State Cricket League by the Edo state Cricket Association. The league is open to teams in the state including tertiary institutions. There are 8 teams participating in the 2020/2021 season; University of…

Why We Glitz University Sports

Hi Welcome to GlitzSport There have been several ways proposed on how to engage the youth and sports is definitely one of the most effective. School sports is one of the fundamental, foundational aspect of a child’s growth. Here kids learn discipline, team play and courage. They also learn the varying emotions of winning and…

Volunteerism More Than Service to Sports – Lakisa Mercy Faith

Sports is a tool for promoting peace, unity and cohesion. It’s an Avenue for emotional expression and sometimes an escape from the trouble of everyday life.

Godwin Olofua: My Aspiration Is To Qualify For The Olympics

Consistent training is the hallmark of every successful athlete. This is true for Godwin Olofua, Nigeria’s professional badminton player who won three gold medals and was crowned the most valuable player at the 2018 West African Universities Games in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Godwin shared his journey into becoming a professional athlete with Glitzsport in a…

From Africa To The World: Next Best Phatutshedzo Maswanganyi

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A Christmas Message From FASU

2020, the year the world stood still and almost helpless as COVID 19 rampaged the world. But Alas Christmas has come and there is course to celebrate. President of the Federation of African University Sports (FASU) Nomsa Mahlangu in a statement wished the world a merry Christmas while also urging for safety and care during…

Defying The Odds: Priscilla Vande On Her Journey To Success In Football Coaching

While the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is busy looking at foreign coaches for the women’s national team, one woman making waves in Nigeria while coaching men’s football is Priscilla Vande, coach of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi Tillers (UAM Tillers), winner of the maiden edition of the HiFL and recipient of the HiFL Elite Coach…

African Student-Athletes in a Pandemic World

While the rest of the sports world has quickly adapted to the new normal that is sports in a pandemic with COVID 19. One aspect of sports that has not gained as much attention and that has struggled more than others, is the University sports system. Priority has been given to professionals as sports gradually…

Who gave a lifeline to Nigerian grassroot football?

The growth of grassroot football in Nigeria has been mainly stomped by the lack of a systematic approach to developmental strategies of football which is largely represented by amateur competitions, a crucial aspect of the sport industry. A situation that has led to the underdevelopment of local coaches, player scouting, game officials and facilities. Crucial…

A look into the 1st African University Mind Sports Championship

The African University Sports Federation (FASU) organised its first ever Africa University Mind Sports Championship. The competitions were held online on 28 and 29 November 2020, consisting of men’s and women’s bridge, draughts and chess tournaments. The tournament was held online due to the COVID 19 sporting and traveling restrictions around the continent.  The draught…

10 AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES AND THEIR SPORTS CULTURE

When making the decision on which university to study, you will find exploring schools in Africa voluminous added to the possible diverse cultures, tourism and overall academic experience which might sometime come across as too much to go through on your own. In the article we look at 10 schools and their sports endeavors in…

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