The 26th edition of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games got underway on Sunday, January 5, 2020, as three disciplines took centre stage on day one.
The three disciplines were Tennis, Basketball and Football with participating schools battling against each other at the University of Ghana in Legon.
Six games were played – five in the male category and one in the female category.
In the male category, debutants Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) suffered a devastating 80-17 defeat against the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) suffered a similar fate at the hands of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
There were also wins for University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), and University of Development Studies (UDS)
For the female category, UCC was awarded the victory due to UPSA’s inability to show up early.
Below are the full results:
UCC 80 – 17 GIJ
UEW 77 – 12 UHAS
UPSA 42 – 28 UENR
UDS 66 – 58 UMaT
KNUST 61 – 18 GIMPA
UCC vs UPSA (UCC won by forfeit)
The first game was the women singles between University of Ghana’s Priscilla Dosoo and Theodora Boateng University of Professional Studies Priscilla got the better of Theodora with a 6:0 and 6:1 win in the first and second sets respectively.
University of Professionals Studies after losing to the University of Ghana in the women singles suffered their second defeat in tennis.
This time, in the men’s singles, as they fell against the University of Cape Coast. Emmanuel Plange beat Donald Datsomor 6:0 in two to cement a place in the quarterfinals.
Karim Salam’s second strike ensured that the University of Winneba recorded a 1-0 win against the University of Energy and National Resources.
The University of Health and Allied Science needed 5-4 penalties victory to overcome Ghana Institute of Journalism after the game ended goalless in regulation time.
And, University of Development Studies beat University of Professional Studies by a lone goal scored by Nurudeen Mohammed.
The games will continue on Monday after the opening ceremony. Disciplines expected to take place include football, basketball, volleyball and beach volley.