18th edition of the AUUS games officially launched

Gladys ZAWEDDE

The University of Kisubi (UNIK) in conjunction with Association of Uganda University Sports ( AUUS) has today 2nd May launched the 18th edition of the AUUS games at the University of Kisubi with Vice president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi scheduled for 15th- 20th December.

Woodball, football, handball, netball, chess, rugby, swimming, Scrabble, badminton, tennis, darts, karate, atheletics, volley and table tennis are the games to be played with expectations of over 30 universities expected to take part.

Professor John Mary Sebuffu on behalf of the university thanked the vice president for honoring their invititation,

” We are proud to have invited you vice president and you honoured our invitation as we launch a fundraising drive to help in raising to see us through as we host games and I thank AUUS for trusting us and giving us this chance to host the games.”

The president AUUS Peninah Kabenge enlightened the purpose of these University games and expressed her gratitude towards University of Kisubi for accepting to host this year’s games,

” It is a pleasure to welcome HE Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi as we launch the 18th edition of the AUUS games, despite UNIK being a new member with us we have alot of confidence in you and have no doubts in hosting these games.”

” The major role of these games is to help in building capacity in member universities and leaving a legacy in the University we are expecting more than 30 universities with over 3000 participants.”

Chief guest the vice president of the republic of Uganda Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi was grateful about the growth of the university games and development of talents,

” I remember the university games start way back in 1992 with only 4 universities taking part but it becomes interesting to see over 30 universities going to take part.”

” These games have done a great job in discovering and promoting talents and we can not fail to sight out the likes of Dorcus Inzikuru and Kiprotich who were discovered through such games.”

” Personally will contribute 2 million Uganda shillings to help in the proper preparations of the events.”

The function climaxed by signing the attribution of contract UNIK and AUUS, AUUS flag handover, unveiling of the Games mascot and unveiling of the games theme and logo witnessed by the vice president.

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