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 time, the event has attracted teams from FASU Northern 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
Thirteen Universities have confirmed participation in the men’s category of the two-days event; the University of Rwanda, Stellenbosch University, Makerere University, Institut Superieur D’entrepreneurship et de Gestion. Kenyatta University, University of Zambia, Kisii University, University of Johannesburg, Kyambogo University, Copperbelt University, Ndejje University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and host university USIU-A. The University of Rwanda registered two teams in both Men and Women competition for the first time.
All the teams will be playing for a spot at the World University 3×3 Basketball Championships, as the winners per gender shall represent Africa at the 6th edition of the FISU World Cup in Xiamen, China from 20th-23rd October 2022.
The 3rd Afro varsity FASU 3×3 Basketball championship was also hosted by USIU-A, Kenya in April, 2019. Uganda Christian University(UCU) emerged victorious in the men’s category, while Institut Supérieur d’Entrepreneurship et Gestion (ISEG) and United State International University-Africa were second and third respectively.
In the women’s category, Uganda Christian University won the gold medal, while ISEG and Université internationale des diasporas africaines (UNIDAF) won silver and bronze respectively.
Uganda Christian University and Institut Supérieur d’Entrepreneurship et Gestion represented the continent at the FISU University World Cup 3×3 Basketball event in Xiamen, China but unfortunately, they couldn’t bring back medals in the men and women’s category as they were unable to make finals. It is the continent’s hope that the winners of the 4th Afro-basket championship will go on to bring laurels from Xiamen in 2022.