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Ndejje University Sports is as old as the university itself having been introduced in 1992 and has since set unprecedented records of achievements by any Ugandan University in national and international university games. International sports championships aside, Ndejje has added another accolade to its trophy cabinet after being crowned by the Association of Uganda University Sports (AUUS) as National Champions at the prestigious Games hosted by Kisubi University from December 15 – 20, 2019.

The national sports powerhouse collected 10 gold, 7 silver, 1 bronze (18 medals) to top the medal table employing a tactical selected team of 163 participants representing swimming (men and Women), athletics (men and Women), , karate (men and Women), basketball (men and women), handball (men), woodball (men and Women), darts (men and Women), badminton, table tennis (men and Women), volleyball (men) and tennis (women). This is how the Ndejje University’s gold hunt produced - Swimming bagged 2 gold (men and women), Karate 2 gold (men and women), athletics 2 gold (men and women), Basketball (men), handball (men), woodball (women) and darts (women) The closest contenders to the title, UCU and Makerere University in contrast presented bus loads of participants featuring in almost all the Games disciplines anticipating this time round to dethrone Ndejje University.

UCU collected 9 gold 6 silver, 2 bronze in second position while Makerere in third picked 6 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals out of 13 universities that managed to win medals. The Games attracted 17 sports disciplines and 17 universities which included in position of overall ranking (3rd-13th) - MUBS, Kyambogo, Nkumba, UMU, Kampala University, IUIU, Bugema, Bishop Stuart, ASUL and Must Ndejje first participated in the NUSFU Games in 1999 hosted by IUIU in Mbale and has since been crowned champions now five times in a row in 2011 (Ndejje), 2013 (UCU), 2015 (Busoga), 2017 (Ndejje) and 2019 (Kisubi). Ndejje University will be hosting the East Africa University Games December 2020 at its Luwero based Main Campus.

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