The University of Cape Coast Sports Team was crowned winner of the 22nd Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games which was hosted by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The team secured 22 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze medals.
University of Ghana (UG) placed 2nd with 17 gold, 26 silver and 19 bronze whilst the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) came 3rd with 15 gold, 7 silver and 9 bronze. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) took the 4th position with 5 gold, 11 silver and 15 bronze followed by the University for Development Studies (UDS) for the 5th position with 1 gold. With three silver, the Institute for Professional Studies (IPS) placed 6th position.
For their prize, the UCC Sports Team received medals, foam mattresses and souvenirs from Latex Foam, sponsors of the event. The teams from the six institutions participated in soccer, badminton, tennis, volleyball, handball, basketball, athletics and hockey.
UCC will host the GUSA competition in 2014.
The team later paid a visit to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang at her office to brief her about their remarkable feat at the games. In his presentation, the Chairman of the Sports and Recreation Committee, Dr. Ogah said UCC swept gold medals in all the games; seven gold medals in the tennis, two gold medals in badminton, three gold medals in long tennis, three gold medals in volley ball and seven gold medals in athletics.
Responding, the Vice-Chancellor praised the team for their sterling performance at the games. She assured the team that management would adequately resource the sports section to win more laurels for the University.
The following students from UCC were adjudged best sportsmen/women at the end of the competition.
Yayra Kluboito Basketball
Nana Kojo Nsoah Dartey Badminton
Raymond Donkor Table Tennis
Rita Senoo Table Tennis
Kwesi Eyiah Long Tennis
Abraham Abaitey Benadeo Volley ball
Kofi Essia Boison High Jump
Alex Kwofie Triple Jump
Michael Bruce Long Jump
Isaac Obeng Ebu 400m Hurdles
Wilson Yeboah 110m Hurdles
Beti Courage 800m