UCC Wins 25th GUSA Games

The University of Cape Coast , UCC, has won a total of 38 gold, 25 silver and 14 bronze medals to emerge champions of the 25th  Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games held at Tamale. GUSA Games, organised biennialy at a selected public University, is aimed amongst other things at selecting potential athletes to represent GUSA at any pending Federation of African Sports games (FASU Games) and International University Sports Federation games (FISU Games). The participating universities fiercely competed in athletics, hockey, tennis, soccer, basketball, badminton and volleyball. The host institution, University for Development Studies (UDS), placed second with 11 gold, 13 silver and 9 bronze, whilst the University of Ghana came third with 5 gold, 10 silver and 22 bronze. The University of Education,Winneba, had 5 gold, 11 silver and 3 bronze to place fourth, with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology taking the fifth position with 4 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze. The University of Energy and Natural Resources managed to pick 1 bronze to secure the sixth position, and the University of Professional Studies, Accra, as well as  the University of Mines and Technology failed to pick a medal at the competition. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UDS, Prof.  Seidu Al-hassan, speaking at the closing ceremony,  congratulated Team UCC  on its hard-earned success and lauded the other participating universities for their relentless efforts. He commended the sports men and women for their show of sportsmanship and comportment throughout the competition. Prof.  Al-hassan used the opportunity to appeal to management of universities to offer incentives such as scholarships to sports men and women to fully realise their potentials.