The 2022 EastAfrican games hosted by ndejje university was officially opened by the State Minister for Foreign Affairs (Regional Cooperation) Hon. John Mulimba who represented the First Lady who also doubles as the Minister of Education & Sports.
Before the games, there was a gender round table forum with rich discussions on how to break the gender bias and inequality during sports events.
Makerere clinched 5 gold, 3 silver and one bronze medal in the 13 sports disciplines in the two-day championship played on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.The 1922 founded institution came top in Lawn Tennis, Chess, Woodball, Rugby and Table Tennis.
The University won silver medals in handball, netball, and scrabble as well as a bronze medal in swimming.
Peninah Kabenge, a long-serving sports administrator at Makerere University, praised her team’s performance, attributing the outstanding results to meticulous planning.
Mbarara City based Bishop Stuart University had gold medals in Volleyball and Soccer.
The Soccer final witnessed a 2-0 win for Bishop Stuart over Kumi University in a game that was marred by violent protests from Busitema team players who at one stage threatened to distort the game before calmness was finally restored.
Overall Positions per University is as follows
1st: Makerere University
2nd: Busitema University
3rd: Bishop Stuart University
4th: Kenya United States International University USIU-Africa
5th: Kyambogo University completed the top five.
9th: Kumi University