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.
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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).
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
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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.