Technical University of Kenya (TUK) won men’s soccer trophy as curtains came down in sixth edition of Kenya University Sports Associations (KUSA) ball games at Dedan Kimathi University in Nyeri.
Technical won after beating Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) 4-3 on post-match penalties after the two teams played to a goalless match. The two teams entertained fans at the stadium with each missing open opportunities even during extra time. In women’s event, Mount Kenya University (MKU) won after beating Kenyatta University 2-1 in a tightly contested game.
MKU were the first to score before KU levelled but a last minute move by the victors bore the fruit. Kenyatta University and St Paul’s University (SPU) lifted the men’s and women’s titles respectively in hotly contested matches.
KU drew the first blood after beating St Paul’s men 3-2 in a hotly-contested final that attracted a huge crowd. However their male counterparts fell in the same margin minutes later when the two teams met in the finals.
During the games KUSA inconjunction with National Council for Persons with Disability (NCPWD) launched games for the disabled. Speaking during the launch the games secretary Joseph Sandangi and NCPWD CEO Mohamed Hussein said that the move is aimed at ensuring thousands of students at the 48 universities are integrated.
“We as sporting fraternity realised that we have many of students that do not take part in these games this is the reason why we initiated PWD games gradually. First we have started with ball games but we will eventually get all of the going’’ said Sandangi.