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Ten Universities Confirmed Participation In All African Universities Cross Country Championship

The 5th All African Universities Cross Country Championship will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, Eastern Africa. The championship is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 20th November 2021 at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat) campus. Ten universities confirmed participation in All African Universities Cross Country Championship.

The championship is being held every two years for all African Universities. The championship was to be held in Guinea Conakry but they pulled out due to the ongoing political unrest situation in the West African nation recently.

The meet is expected to attract over 200 athletes across Africa and officials from ten (10) universities which include hosts Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat)

Jkuat will host this biennial continental meet in collaboration with the Africa Universities Sports Federation (Fasu) and the Kenya Universities Sports Federation (Kusf).

Confirmed Universities

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat) – host

Maseno University – Kenya

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (Mmust) – Kenya

Meru University of Science of Technology (Must) – Kenya

University of Eldoret – Kenya

Uganda’s Makere University – Uganda

University of Ghana (UG) – Ghana

Tshwane University of Technology – South Africa

University of Johannesburg – South Africa

The Director of Sports at Jkuat, Mr. Peter Waweru disclosed “Jkuat was given the hosting rights for the championship due to its good facilities and history of hosting big events. Jkuat is an ideal host because it has a cross country course that meets international standards, and it previously hosted high profile competitions”.

He also added that Jkuat’s adequate accommodation facilities provided a suitable choice for the venue of the championships.

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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