Peerless Ndejje hits record 5th Games title
Uganda's Ndejje University retained the overall team title as the East African University Games came to a close December 21, 2016 at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
The world university sports powerhouse topped with 95 medals - 36 gold, 29 silver and 30 bronze. The victory marked Ndejje's third overall team title in a row and setting a new East Africa University Games record of five wins.
Ndejje University excelled at the Track and Field events, Karate, Swimming, Handball (women), Badminton (men/women), Table tennis (women), Volleyball (women) and Woodball where they amassed the 36 gold medals.
Among the teams that were impressive at the Games, was the Ndejje University Netball team, popularly known as the Cheetahs which finished in fourth position overall. The team’s absence has been felt since winning a bronze medal in the 2010 edition at JomoKenyata University, Nairobi.
Ndejje will be grateful to its track and field athletics team that garnered 11 gold medals.
Kyambogo University however finished second behind Champions Ndejje University with 24 medals - 17 gold, five silver and two bronze to underline Uganda’s dominance in the East Africa University Games.
Hosts JomoKenyatta University of Agriculture and technology finishedthird with 16 gold, 20 silver and 21 bronze medals followed by Ugandan Christian University and United States International University of Africa (USIU-A), Kibabii University, University of Nairobi, Technical University of Kenya and Catholic University of East Africa completed the top ten.
The five-day championship brought together 37 universities from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar.
The 11th edition will be held in 2018 at the University of Dodoma in Tanzania.