2020 GUSA Games ends today

Author: Beatrice Laryea

The 26th edition of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games ends today at the campuses of the University of Ghana (UG) after two weeks of exciting sporting activities.

The closing ceremony will start at 2:30 pm with a final football fixture between the University of Ghana team and their counterparts from the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT).

Dignitaries including government officials, corporate individuals, UG’s management, heads of the 11 participating universities and other guests are expected to grace the occasion.

There will be medal and trophy presentations to distinguished universities and athletes amidst rich cultural display by students of UG.

With most of the games, especially basketball, football, volleyball, beach volleyball and handball concluded, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) will today hand over the baton to the university that will host the next GUSA Games.

According to the Co-chairperson of the LOC, Dr.Bella Bello Bitugu, the standards of this year’s Games, had been very impressive and looked forward to maintaining the standard and possibly improving upon it in subsequent years.

With defending champions, University of Cape Coast (UCC) already making a huge mark of retaining the title they won two-years ago, host UG will be hoping to clinch most of the medals during today’s ceremony.

The likes of University of Education, Winneba (UEW), University for Development Studies (UDS) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have also enjoyed a good run and would head to the closing ceremony beaming with confidence.

UmaT, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) and University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) have also made a good impression and they are looking forward to the grand finale today.

GUSA 2020 was held under the theme “Integrating Sports into Academia for Youth Empowerment and Development.”