The overall consensus from morale boosters and the participants of the ongoing Inter-Faculty Games at Kampala International University is that this year’s tournament that kicked off on Thursday 13th February 2020 is a true replica of the world’s most celebrated sporting event, The Olympic games.
This conclusion is not based on the number of activities that are being carried out, but also the atmosphere, competition among colleges and schools, and the sense of belonging it inculcates into the individuals from different colleges according to the Guild Minister of Sports, Honorable Muhwezi Kosia.
"This gala is equivalent to the proverbial Olympic games held after every four years when you look at the competition and atmosphere the games create in the University," said Hon. Muhwezi.
Cleophas Asiimwe, a wood ball player representing the College of Economics, described it as the KIU 2020 Olympics while Ronald Muhirwa, a volleyball player representing the School of Computing and Information Technology said that this year’s Inter-Faculty games provides the best curtain raiser to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics because of the excitement, courage and hunger for victory that individuals and teams are displaying.
Apart from Netball which was unfortunately delayed due to unprecedented circumstances, all the other activities have so far been carried out. Although it remains very hard for one to spot out the outright favourite for this year’s top accolade since all teams are performing to the maximum.
However, defending champions the College of Education and Distance Learning are still struggling to eclipse their performance last year, having lost to the School of Engineering in their first Volleyball match and managing only a draw in soccer. However, the Team Captain Esther Nandawula remains confident that the teachers will still rule.
This year’s tournament features games like Soccer, Basketball, Netball, Wood-Ball, Darts, Table tennis and the fans favourite, the Tug of War, which will be played last on Sunday, the last day of the gala.