Uganda officially launches preparations for the FASU Championships October 2021
With just days to the 2nd Kings of Africa University Rugby 7s and 2nd FASU Tennis championships, the Association of Uganda University Sports (AUUS) has officially launched the preparations for the events today in Kampala.
While addressing a press conference at the Imperial Royale hotel, Ms. Peninnah A. Kabenge, President AUUS, reaffirmed their readiness to host the competitions at Makerere University. “We're aware of the current COVID 19 pandemic and therefore sought all relevant clearances to hold the event under strict observance of the set Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).” said Peninnah.
The championships will include both men and women and are scheduled to run from 8th-10th October at Makerere University, with Rugby at the Makerere IMPIS grounds (a.k.a The Graveyard) and Tennis at the Main Sports Ground plus the University Guest House.
Universities from Uganda, Kenya, Libya, and South Africa have confirmed participation. Speaking to the press, Mr. Patrick Ssebuliba, Secretary General AUUS, guaranteed a very competitive competition since the Rugby 7s is a qualifier to the FISU University World Rugby Cup 2022.
“While the FASU Tennis Championship is aimed at refining the African students ahead of the World University Games next year, the winning University per gender in Rugby will represent Africa at the FISU World Cup to be held in Kazan, Russia in 2022.” - Mr. Patrick Ssebuliba
Uganda won the bid to host the championships for three consecutive editions. The inaugural edition, held in October 2019, was won by the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) as Uganda martyrs and Makerere University scooped the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.