UCC Retains Title at GUSA Cross Country Competition

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has won the men’s category of this year’s Inter-University cross country competition held at the University of Mines and Technology ( UMAT) in Tarkwa. ATL FM’s news report said the University of Education, Winneba, (UEW), took the second position, University of Ghana (UG) came third and the University for Development Studies(UDS) placed fourth in the men’s category. University of Energy and Natural Resouces (UNENR), UMAT, University of Professional Studies (UPSA) and University of Health and Allied Sciences(UHAS) also earned deserved positions.   In the women's category, University for Development Studies took the first position with 31points to unseat UCC which came second with 75 points, followed by University of Education (UEW) with 119 points to place third. University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), UPSA with 127, 206, 275 points respectively.

Speaking at the event, the Vice-President of Ghana Universities  Association (GUSA), Dr. D.K. Osafo, paid glowing tribute to the late president of the Association, Prof. J.K Orgah, describing the him as “ industrious and innovative”. He recalled the implementation of five year development plan for GUSA, initiated by Prof. Orgah, which anchored on seven strategic focus areas, namely: increase visibility of GUSA, increase participation of GUSA activities, make GUSA more effective in national sports development,  improve capacity of GUSA in service delivery. The rest are introduction of  gender and disabilities issues into GUSA activities, increase in professionalism into GUSA activities and make GUSA more financial stable.  He said his demise was a great loss to GUSA and the nation. The Vice- President of GUSA, therefore, prayed God to grant the family and close associates of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss. For his part, the Head of UCC Sports Section, Dr. Daniel Apaak, after the competition, congratulated UCC athletes on their performance. He said the Sports Section would strengthen the recruitment of sports women next year and called for management’s support. “I think with the support of management, we will be able to get a team that will compete against UDS ladies. The problem for us now is the ladies.” he said. He said currently, UDS had 10 good sportswomen, all in first year, and cautioned that if no serious steps were taken to recruit more sportswomen, UDS would dominate the women's cross-country for a long time. Below is the Table  for both men and women respectively: MEN Universities                           Points UCC                                          29 UEW                                         79 UG                                          114 UDS                                        173 UNER                                      227 UMAT                                      307 UPSA                                       346 UHAS                                       399 FEMALE DIVISION  

     UDS                                           31 UCC                                           75 UEW                                         119 UG                                             29 KNUST                                      209 UPSA                                         275