• The Multi-Sports event, which was scheduled for 2020 and postponed due to the COVID19.
• The All-Africa University Games (FASU Games) is organised once every two years as the flagship event with nine editions having been held.
Kenyatta University has bagged a bargain to host the 2022 Africa universities sports competition.
Over 4,000 student-athletes are expected to participate in the event between June 6-10 and is organised by the Federation of African Sports Universities (FASU).
The multi-discipline event was earlier scheduled for 2020 but was postponed to next year due to the Covid-19 situation.
The All-Africa University Games (FASU Games) is organised once every two years as the flagship event and this will be the 10th edition.
In 2004, the event was revived and hosted by Nigeria then South Africa (2006), Uganda (2008), Namibia (2012), Kenya (2014), South Africa (2016), and Ethiopia (2018).
Before that, the event was held in Ghana (1974) and Kenya (1978) before being halted due to political instability across Africa.
The competition traces its history to 1951 when the University of Ghana and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria started a bilateral annual sporting competition.
The games grew into a continental competition incorporating other higher education institutions in Africa.
The format of participation at the games changed from national university teams to individual universities in the eighth edition
Kenyatta University will be the venue for all sports as well as the athletes' village.
The games program includes athletics, badminton, basketball, football, table tennis, tennis, volleyball and handball.
Other sports competitions will involve chess, swimming, taekwondo and karate in both genders. Others disciplines will be woodball, roll ball, goalball and sitting volleyball.
In addition, Gurasumo (a Borana traditional game) will be included for demonstration purposes.
The games will be used to qualify Africa’s representative teams to the FISU University World Cup Soccer 2023 for both men and women to be held in Jinjiang, China.