The 2020 Ghana University Games (GUSA Games) has been launched in Accra.
The Games under the theme ‘Integrating Sports into Academia for Youth Empowerment and Development” would be held at University of Ghana, Legon, Accra from January 3 to 19, 2020.
The logo for the competition was also unveiled at the ceremony.
Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu, Co-Chair of LOC & Director of Sports University of Ghana (UG) said, the last GUSA Games was held in Tamale and was hosted by University of Development Studies (UDS) and the 2020 should have been hosted by University of Professional Studies (UPSA) or University of Mines and Technology (UMAT), but had to be shifted to UG due to lack of facilities at both campuses.
He said UG was putting up the necessary structures, various committees and a secretariat for the Games to ensure a smooth and a successful event, adding that the Diaspora Halls-Kwapong and Limamn Halls would accommodate athletes during the competition.
Dr. Bitugu said the Legon Stadium would be completed soon, with modern facilities, such as the fast tartan tracks, hand ball court among others.
Dr. Charles Domfeh President of GUSA was convinced that the quality of the membership of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), UG would give the best GUSA Games adding that the GUSA Secretariat was ready to offer all the needed support when needed.
He announced that the 2022-Africa University Games (AFUGAS) would be hosted by a Ghanaian University, hence requires and experts UG to raise the standard to host the 2020-AFUGAS Games.