The 6th Mini Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) games will commence from the 2nd to 9th of January, 2015 at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
This competition will see all seven public universities competing for excellence and supremacy in order to earn a place in the GUSA team which will be representing Ghana at the July, 2015 World University Games in Seoul, South Korea.
This year’s event will include Soccer, Athletics, Tennis, Table Tennis and Badminton and Team UG is poised to win the ultimate in every discipline as well as getting some of its players into the GUSA team.
Preparation has begun fervently to ensure that all athletes representing University of Ghana are conditioned very well and in the right frame of mind to win laurels and make the University proud. With the date for the games drawing nigh, Team Legon is ready to take on all other public universities.
No level 100’s
With the examination for level 100’s slated to start from the 3rd -15th of January, 2015, the University of Ghana team will not be able to utilize talents it has among the level 100’s especially the student who were enrolled through the University of Ghana Policy on the Admission of Athlete Students (UGPAAS). Speaking to the Head coach, Mr. Alhaji Yussif Tahiru Amuda, he said:
“The absence of the level 100’s in this year’s event will be a big blow not only to the University of Ghana but to GUSA as a whole. However, we are in dialogue with the technical department of GUSA to give this athletes the chance to justify their inclusion in June when Team Ghana comes to camp. That notwithstanding, UG will deliver”
High Spirit among Students
The Captain of the male soccer team, Wasty Adu-Gyamfi is in high spirit and is looking forward to making the University proud.
“Although several issues are rising as to whether we are going with the level 100’s or not, I think we have good replacement for those who were selected to represent UG at KNUST this January. We are going all out to defend the mini GUSA trophy we won last two years in Tamale.”
The Captain of the female athletics team, Faustina Gyimah also buttressed what Wasty said
“Most of the new athletes are good and it is unfortunate they are not taking apart in the mini GUSA. However we still have continuing students who are very good, so UG should know that whether level 100’s or no level 100’s Team UG can only promise one thing, Good results”