Kenyatta University to host All-Africa University Games in August

first_img Loading… The programme also includes swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis and volleyball, as well as both the 3×3 and five-a-side versions of basketball. Organisers have been permitted to include rollerball, snooker and woodball as demonstration events at the Games. Woodball sees athletes use a mallet to pass a ball through gates, with the event played on a variety of surfaces including grass and sand. International University Sports Federation (FISU) vice-president and FASU secretary general Peninnah Kabenge was present at the launch event. Kabenge claimed the Games offered athletes the chance to represent Africa in the FISU University World Cup football and 3×3 basketball events. A pre-event scientific conference and head of delegation meeting is set to take place in July at Kenyatta University prior to the Games. Read Also:Kenyan Athlete Wins 2020 Lagos Marathon The Games last took place at Mekelle University in Ethiopia during 2018. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Kenyatta University will host the 10th edition of the All-Africa University Games later this year, organisers have announced. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really Are7 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Your Work Done On Schedule10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To Worst8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes Around 4,000 athletes from universities across Africa are expected to travel to Kenya’s capital city Nairobi in August for the Games. Kenyatta University vice-chancellor Paul Wainaina thanked the Federation of Africa University Sport (FASU) for confirming their support. Wainaina unveiled the logo for the Games and an online registration portal at an event to confirm the organising committee. “I thank FASU for entrusting our University with the Games,” said Wainaina. “I urged the Local Organising Committee to deliver the Games at a standard that reflects Kenyatta University’s track record of excellence.” It will be the third time Kenya has hosted the All-Africa University Games. Both the 1978 and 2014 Games were held at the University of Nairobi. The Games are due to take place from August 17 to 21, with 15 sports included on the programme.last_img read more

Flores facing final worry

first_img Press Association The Spaniard was stretchered off just after the half-hour mark having twisted his ankle attempting to make a low clearing header and he was later spotted leaving the Liberty Stadium on crutches. A fracture has been ruled out and Flores will travel to Dubai for next week’s warm-weather training camp. But Laudrup said: “We have to wait to see if it is only a twisted ankle or it could be more damage with the ligaments. We have to wait for the scan but if it is ligaments he would definitely be out of the final.” Chico Flores could miss Swansea’s Capital One Cup final date with Bradford after suffering an ankle injury in the emphatic 4-1 win over QPR.center_img He added: “We will see first if there is anything that needs surgery, the more things we can exclude right now the better. If it is ligament damage we need to see how bad it is and make a decision from there.” Flores’ injury was the only negative as Swansea hammered QPR for the second time this season, having triumphed 5-0 at Loftus Road on the opening day of the season. Early strikes from Michu and Angel Rangel set the hosts on their way at the Liberty Stadium. Substitute Bobby Zamora pulled a goal back for the Rs, only for Pablo Hernandez to restore Swansea’s advantage with an excellent finish before Michu added his 18th of the season. Defeat means QPR, who were again without Loic Remy, remain rooted firmly to the foot of the Premier League table, still six points adrift of safety with 12 games remaining. Remy was not risked due to a groin injury, but Redknapp revealed goalkeeper Julio Cesar had played with a similar injury, thereby putting in a below-par performance. Boss Harry Redknapp said: “We gave some bad goals away, I can’t look at them and say they were particularly good, there were some bad errors today. Our keeper has been fantastic, probably as good as any goalie in the league, but he played with a groin strain because he felt he was okay but obviously he wasn’t at his best today. “He felt he was fine and I can only go by what he tells me, I was told he was okay. He had a problem kicking and obviously when we passed the ball back he got himself under pressure. “We have 12 games left and we have to win as many as we can, I would say we have to win six at least. We have got to keep believing, if you give up what chance have you got?” last_img read more

Leading physiotherapist says Arsenal injuries could be down to tactical approach

first_imgArsenal’s constant battle with injuries could be down to something as fundamental as their tactical approach to matches, one leading physiotherapist has claimed. “Quite often if we see collective issues at one specific club, we have to look at a bunch of things specifically related with that club.” Margo, who became the first female physio at an English league club during a stint at Barnet, reckons the issues at Arsenal are also systematic of a league where rest and recuperation are almost impossible. “Injuries do happen in a game but quite often they brew in training, when players are pushing the boundaries,” she said. “At this time of year we are always saying British football needs a break because they have been going strong. “Players have to play at their maximum and go all-out. Particularly in Sanchez’s position, the career is quite limited to be at the top so they are pushing their bodies to the boundaries. “But there are a lot more games and some of these guys are being pushed to the limit and high expectations are being made of them. “When Wenger first came along he introduced a different way of eating, nutrition and thinking into the club when he first arrived. His whole approach and management – it was working really well. “But something isn’t quite right at the moment, it is very difficult to pinpoint specifically what it is – somehow they need a rest. Football needs a break.” Meanwhile defender Hector Bellerin, who only recently returned from his own short spell on the sidelines, has backed the club to deal with the current injury blows. “I have said it before, there is great depth in the team,” he told Arsenal Player. “There are a lot of young players in the team waiting to come through, and we have a lot of quality training with us every day. “They are ready to step up so obviously every single player on the bench can do the same job as every single player in the starting XI. We don’t need to worry. The only thing we need to do is go out onto the pitch with the right mentality, it does not matter who we play.” Press Association Sport understands the pair are now doubtful for Saturday’s visit of Sunderland as well as the crucial Champions League clash with Olympiacos in Greece four days later. The duo, along with defender Laurent Koscielny, who also had to be substituted at Carrow Road due to a hip problem, will be assessed over the next 48 hours to discover the full extent of their injuries – with the France defender believed to have the best chance of being fit for the weekend. Sanchez has been playing almost constantly for club and country over the last year and Wenger was left to defend his decision to select the Chile international at Norwich after revealing he had felt his hamstring after starring in the 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb last week. Sunday’s injuries add to the seemingly ever-increasing number of casualties at the Emirates Stadium and chartered physiotherapist Sammy Margo believes it could be Arsenal’s tactics that are leading to so many players being absent. “Tactically, there are certain teams that play in a very specific way,” she told PA Sport. “It could be that tactically things are just leading to injuries, you can’t blame it on refereeing. It is normally down to training and the tactical approach to the game. “It may be that they are encouraged to behave in a certain way in certain situations that makes them more prone to injuries during the game. “It is such a bizarre situation for that to arise and quite often it is because of something the team are doing that is inherently leading to injuries. The Gunners are currently without 10 first-team players after a trio of stars were injured during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Norwich. Key man Alexis Sanchez was forced off with a hamstring problem while manager Arsene Wenger confirmed Santi Cazorla finished the game “playing on one leg” after suffering a blow to his knee. Press Associationlast_img read more