All is set for the 2022 Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) games to begin at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The biennial sporting event offers an opportunity for students to showcase and develop their talents.
Sixteen institutions will participate in this year’s games, which are expected to attract about 4,000 student-athletes between November 4 and 21.
Launching the 27th GUSA Games, authorities at the host university, KNUST, expressed readiness to hold a successful event.
Vice Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Prof. Addo Fordjuor stressed the University’s preparedness for the tournament.
He hopes it will build friendships among competing institutions.
“The KNUST is prepared and ready to host the 2022 GUSA Games on our beautiful and serene campus.
“It is our expectation that the 2022 GUSA games will serve as yet another opportunity for the students of our institutions to exhibit friendship and healthy competitions among themselves,” he said.
NUGS President, KNUST, Hafiz Toyyib, emphasized the importance of the games in shaping the health of the student body.
“For we know that it presents an opportunity for students to take stock of their health while in school and also develop their talent in extracurricular activity rather than the usual academic work,” he said.
The 18-day games include football; athletics, volleyball, hockey, handball; basketball; netball; goalball; badminton; table tennis; tennis, and beach volleyball among other sporting disciplines.