Libya holds national competition to prepare for the FASU Championship
The Libyan Students Sports Federation (LSSF) has organized national competitions in Rugby, Tennis and 3*3basketball at the sports city in Tripoli in preparation for the upcoming FASU Championships (2nd Kings of Africa University Rugby and 2nd FASU Tennis SLAM Championship) scheduled from 8th – 10th October at Makerere University.
The University of Benghazi emerged champions and will represent Libya on continental level. The games were also part of the IDUS celebrations that took place on 20th September, 2021.
“The major aim of the competitions was to identify and select the best athletes and team that will represent Libya in the FASU championships since it was really hard to select the best team in the past. University of Benghazi is well prepared and COVID19 vaccination was the beginning of our road to Uganda” Jihad Hamadi, FISU Student Ambassador Libya said.
With just 4 days to the FASU Championship, Jihad reaffirmed their readiness for continental challenge in the upcoming Championships at Makerere University.
“Our team is ready to show true sportsmanship and am sure they will be tough opponents, we’re looking forward to meet our colleagues from other parts of the continent and testing our potentials between all counties”
In an interview with FASU publications, Mr. Ahmad who doubles as both national and universities rugby team coach said that they're optimistic of winning the trophy, despite the fact that they're debut-ants in the championship.
“We have been preparing for this for a couple of months now, we have a young and good team, we don’t know how much other teams are doing but am very sure we will do our best because we have everything it takes to challenge them” Mr. Ahmad said
Mr. Ahmad believes that regardless of what the results will be, their participation at such a continental university level alone is an achievement to the team, in terms of gaining exposure and experience.
The FASU Championship will attract teams from South Africa, Uganda, Libya, Kenya and Zimbabwe