UG COMMENCE CAMPING AHEAD OF 25TH GUSA GAMES
About two hundred and seventy one student athletes have started camping ahead of the 25th Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Competition to be hosted by University for Development Studies, Tamale. The camping which started on Sunday, 17th December, 2017 will end on Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018. The contingent departs Legon on Wednesday, 3rd January, 2017 for the 25th GUSA Games which starts from Thursday, 4th to Friday, 19th January, 2018.
University of Ghana will be competing in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Football, Goalball, Handball, Hockey, Netball, Table Tennis, Tennis and Volleyball.
Participating Universities are University of Ghana (UG), University of Cape Coast (UCC), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Education, Winneba (UEW), University for Development Studies (UDS), University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) and University of Energy and Natural Resources (UNER).
Preparation and Selection
Almost all the teams representing UG will be fine tuning their preparations as some enjoyed long spells of training sessions prior to the start of the semester’s examination. All the fields and courts will be buzzing with action as final selection of athletes for all disciplines will be announced before the Christmas break. Click here to see programme for camping and rules
PZ Cussons Donates to Sports Directorate
PZ Cussons Ghana has donated assorted products ranging from Camel Antiseptic Soaps, Camel Dettol, Carex Wipes and Nunu Milk to the Sports Directorate as part of incentives for athletes for the upcoming GUSA games in UDS, Tamale.
Sports Directorate welcomes Athletes
The Sports Directorate welcomed the athletes to camp ahead of a busy training schedule in the next two weeks. The Director of Sports Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu in his address advised the athletes to be of good behaviour, disciplined and obedient to their Coaches and Staff of the Directorate. He reiterated again the need to follow the channel of communication especially during this period.
The Assistant Registrar of the Sports Directorate Mrs Regina Afari Boateng reemphasized the need for all and sundry to protect the reputation of the University built over the years. She stressed that they should not panic whenever they take to the Courts and Fields to compete against other Universities.
Health Education by University of Ghana Health Services
The harsh weather conditions at Tamale (host city of the competition) and its associated health implications notably meningitis called for health education by the University of Ghana Health Services to the contingent making the trip. This initiative by the Sports Directorate is partly due to meningitis and influenza type A – H1N1 cases reported in some second cycle schools.
The Director of the University of Ghana Health Service Dr. C.K. Amenuveve and Dr. Ekua Ofue highlighted the possible diseases in such a harsh weather. She explained what meningitis is, the risk factors, how it is transmitted, the symptoms and the treatment. She advised that the symptoms of meningitis can sometimes mimic other diseases and therefore its very important to report any ill feeling to a Medical Officer for swift medical attention.
Dr. C.K. Amenuveve assured the contingent of vaccinating everyone against meningitis before departure to Tamale, provide leaflets on the disease and assign a Medical Officer to accompany the contingent.
The contingent will also have sessions with a Psychologist and Nutritionist while in camp.
There will be live updates on Sports Directorate’s social media handles (Facebook: @sportsug, Twitter & Instagram: sports_ug) and periodic updates on its website www.sports.ug.edu.gh.com. Radio Univers 105.7 and other sister radio stations will also cover the camping and inform the University community and the general public.