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Makerere University Set To Host The Second Kings of Africa University Rugby 7s

Makerere University has for the longevity of time maintained a prestigious ranking and an untrained reputation as being an excellence academic institution that prioritizes and supports sporting activities.

The fifth best institution on the continent has equally been key in hosting several International and local sporting events with in it’s period of familiarizing with the various sports disciplines.

What easily comes to mind for many locally is the yearly National Basketball Lower Division games despite the fact that Makerere Impis Rugby team also host their games at the institution.

There is however a host of headliners in the international archives which include: the World University Netball Championships that took centre stage in the year of inception of the facility-2018 which was followed by the first King of Africa University Rugby 7s a year later.

The First FASU Tennis Slam was hosted at the University in 2019, the FASU games in 2008, and of course the unforgettable East Africa University games among others.

That withstanding, the second King of Africa University Rugby 7s event is expected to commence and conclude at the Makerere Impis Rugby Grounds between the dates of 8th to 10th of October, 2021.

The event will be geared towards qualifying for the FISU Rugby 7s World Cup which is expected to take place in Kazan, Russia from 12th to 14th August, 2022. A competition that is always cherished.

In light of that, the 2019 tournament attracted nine Universities across the continent including: Kyambogo University, Uganda Christian University, Uganda Martyrs University, Makerere University Business School and the host as the representative Institutions for the country.

The visiting participants and officials will be accommodated at Grand Global Hotel located in Kikoni, a stone-throw away from the campus so as to make accessibility to the venue easy enough.

Other unique sports disciplines like Tennis will also be played in the argumentation of the Rugby 7s qualification tournament, a sporting event that will happen alongside training sessions for National University Sports Federations (NUSF) Executives.

The organizing body FASU has pulled a number of partnerships with whom they wish to handle the preparations. These include: Makerere University, University sports Uganda, and International University Sports Federation (FISU).

As it has now more proverbially been the case, this coveted event attracts University students across Africa and it therefore fits the bill for one to deduce that this event is not only limited to sport but also interaction. This is the real essence of sport afterall.

It is also important to note that Makerere University has already started preparations for the games and holds high hopes for the forthcoming event.


Elizabeth Kisolo
Elizabeth Kisolo Nagudi is a contributor at The-SportsNation. She is also a founder of WOMEN IN SPORTS: HER SPORT. Connect with her about women in sports via [email protected]
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