University games at Nust

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THE National University of Science and Technology (Nust) and Lupane State University (LSU) host this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe Universities Sports Association Games from tomorrow to Sunday.

GRACE CHIRANGANDE
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

Co-chairperson of the Local Organising Committee Lysias Tapiwa Charumbira said all was set for the games with teams expected to arrive in Bulawayo today.

“All the 12 universities will take part and we expect them to be in the city tomorrow (today) as we are having our technical meeting where we will discuss the rules and set the fixtures,” Charumbira said.

The institutions of higher learning that will participate in the games are hosts Nust and LSU, Midlands State University, Bindura University of Science Education, Chinhoyi University of Technology, University of Zimbabwe, Africa University, Great Zimbabwe University, Catholic University, Harare Institute of Technology, Women’s University in Africa and Africa University.

Charumbira said for the first time, golf was being introduced in the games.

“We are having indoor games such as  chess, darts, pool, karate, table tennis and outdoor disciplines hockey, cricket, rugby and golf which is being played for the first time,” he said.

Charumbira said all was in place and they were just waiting for the teams.

“We have done our best in organising and everything is now in place for the competition. The games will be played in various venues. Cricket will be at the Heath Streak Academy, Rugby at Hartsfield Rugby Grounds, tennis at Bulawayo Athletic Club, Hockey at the  Kumalo Hockey Stadium and golf at Harry Allen Golf Club and the rest at Nust,” he added.