Team UCC Gears Up for GUSA Games

The Sports Section of University of Cape Coast (UCC) has stepped up its preparation ahead of the  27th Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games.


To be hosted by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in November, 2022, the Section organized an ‘Athletics Open Championship’ to select athletes to form the nucleus of "Team UCC" for the GUSA Games.


The selected students will represent the University in disciplines such as handball, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton, hockey, volleyball and netball, amongst others.


UCC has won every GUSA Games since 2014, cementing its dominance in University Games.

Some female athletes at the Athletics Open Championship


In 2020, Team UCC accumulated sixty-four (64) medals in total at the 26th GUSA Games to beat the likes of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW); University for Development Studies (UDS); Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and host school, University of Ghana (UG).


UCC were also declared champions of the Games in 2018, 2016 and 2014 respectively.


However, the GUSA Games were suspended by the Ministry of Youth and Sports following the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic.


In July, this year, after a successful deliberation between GUSA Executives and the Minister of Youth and Sports, the Minister gave GUSA the green light to organize the Games after two years ban due to Covid-19. However, the Ministry told the participating universities to make sure all athletes were vaccinated.



The GUSA Games will also act as rehearsal for the 2023 African Games to be hosted by Ghana.

Some officials at the Athletics Open Championship


The Acting Head of the Sports Section, Mr. Edward Appiah, said Team UCC was poised to win the Games in Kumasi.


He added that the athletes gave a remarkable account of themselves and described them as a formidable force to reckon with.


He explained that Team UCC would parade experienced athletes who would prove their mettle in not just participating, but would contribute significantly to the medal accumulation of the University at the GUSA Games. 


Hence, he said, the Section would carefully select athletes for the Games.


Source: Documentation and Information Section-UCC