FEASSSA Games: A megamenus opening ceremony at Huye Stadium in Rwanda

The 20th edition of the biggest Schools Sports event in the region , the East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA) has officially gotten underway.

Over 2924 students from four countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya converged at the Stadium for an official opening ceremony.

One football match between host ECOSEC of Rwanda and Dagoretti of Kenya was held.

Niyonkuru Protogene and Shingiro Honore also known as chibu halaand scored for ECOSE in the 2-0 win against Kenya’s Dagoretti in the opener.

Rwanda minister for sports…….was the chief guest at the event.

The games are in Rwanda for the third (3rd) time after the 2015 Huye  and 2018 Musanze editions.

12 sports disciplines including Soccer, Rugby 7’s and 15’s, Netball, Basketball 3×3 and 5×5, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Hockey, Handball, Swimming, Athletics make this year’s menu.

Uganda was the overall winner at the 19th Edition held in Arusha, Tanzania defending it again in 2022.

The triumphant country garnered a total of 18 gold medals, 10 silvers and 13 bronze medals.

Uganda won gold in Soccer for boys and girls through  Kibuli SS and St. Noa Girls Secondary School-Zana respectively.

Basketball (5×5) and (3X3) boys and girls were gold for Uganda.  Buddo SS and St. Mary’s Boarding Secondary School – Kitende were champions for boys and girls respectively.

St  Mary’s Kitende (Uganda) was champion in the Netball championship. Whilst Hanna School won Rugby 7s and Namilyango College went rugby 15s Gold medals.

Kakungulu Memorial SS were crowned champions in Hockey for boys and girls to inspire Uganda to a successful overall trophy.

Over 1500 students make team Uganda contingent from thirty (30) different schools.

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