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19.01.2016 Sports News

UCC retains GUSA championship

By GNA
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Winneba (C/R) Jan. 18, GNA - The University of Cape Coast (UCC) emerged winners in the Ghana Universities Association (GUSA) Games by bagging 17 Gold, 13 Silver and 9 Bronze medals in the 24th GUSA games which ended in Winneba on Friday.

University of Education, Winneba, which hosted the games placed second with 12 Gold, 14 Silver and 10 bronze medals, followed by University of Ghana, Legon with 8 Gold, 8 Silver and 8 bronze.

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) took the fourth position with 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 9 Bronze medals, whilst the University of Professional Studies placed fifth with two Bronze medals.

Eight Public University participated in the two week games in disciplines such as table tennis, volleyball, soccer, athletic, badminton, basketball, hockey, handball and netball.

They are the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), University of Ghana, Legon, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and University of Cape Coast, (UCC).

The rest are University for Development Studies, Tamale, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, University of Professional Studies, Accra, and the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani.

The theme for the games was 'Developing and sustaining Sporting Talents for Ghana'.

In his closing address, the Vice-Chancellor of the host University, Professor Mawutor Avoke commended the organizers of the Games for the good work done to ensure the success of the event.

He also commended the athletes for exhibiting good sportsmanship that had led to a successful end of the games and hoped that they will in future improve upon it.

Professor Avoke said the spirit of friendship the participants showed during their stay in Winneba further confirms the cordial relationship among Universities in the country.

Professor Joseph Kwesi Ogah, President of GUSA also congratulated all who contributed towards the successful end of the games.

The next GUSA games will be hosted by the University of Development Studies, (UDS) in Tamale in 2018.

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