Over 25 Varsities Set for Kusa Girls' Action at Africa Nazarene

OVER 25 varsities will be participating in this year’s edition of the Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA) women’s championships this weekend at the Africa Nazarene Ongata Rongai campus.
The tournament will also be part of the events that mark the International Women’s Day celebrations on Sunday March 8 in Kenya.
The theme of the games is “Make It Happen”.
The girls will compete in 16 disciplines, while rugby will be played as a demonstrational game.
Other games include football, basketball, hockey, handball, volleyball, netball, scrabble, chess, badminton, table tennis, lawn tennis, karate-do, tae kwon do, swimming, athletics and softball.
Kenyatta University (KU) will be the institution to beat as they were the champions in the first and second editions of the championship.
The more entries a university make in the different disciplines, the higher their chances of scooping more silverware.
Softball is yet to be a household game in the country at this level. It is played by only five universities- Kenyatta, Egerton, Multi Media, United States International University- Africa (USIU-A) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
The universities already registered include hosts Africa Nazarene, KU, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, University of Eldoret, Kabianga University, Moi University, USIU-A, JKUAT, Kenya Methodist, Mt Kenya, Dedan Kimathi, Kisii, South Eastern University, University of Nairobi, St. Pauls, Multi Media, Egerton, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga and Meru University College.
It is still not clear if St. Paul’s University’s volleyball team will take part in this championship since they were disqualified from the regular KUSA league. This is pending the executive committee’s deliberations on the eligibility of SPU Players raised at the end of January.