University of Nairobi Annual Sports Day 2023

University of Nairobi Anuual Sports Day 2023

A team of Basketball players during the University of Nairobi Annual Sports Day 2023

 The University of Nairobi Annual Sports day was held on Friday 3rd November 2023 .The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Julius Ogeng’o early on the day, officially opened the Sports Day and planted a tree to commemorate the 2023 edition of the annual event. Some of the games played during the sports day included; Football,Basketball,Rugby,Volleyball,Handball,Swimming,Athletics,Badminton,Scrabble,Chess,Darts,Creative games,Tug-of-War and E-sports.

This event is important in the University calender as it gives an opportunity for both students and staff to explore their skills and talents away from class and office respectively. It is also important for individual's physical fitness and a way of interaction among the University community.

During the 2023  Annual Sports edition, Faculty of Health Sciences emerged the best overall. The team commonly referred to as Team Afya produced sterling performance in the different games categories to be crowned overall winners after bagging a total of 12 medals in the students' category and 2 medals in the staff category

FHS topped in the students' combined medal standing bagging 6 gold medals and 6 silver medals, followed by the Faculty of Science and Technology with 14, medals; 4 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences came 3rd with 11 medals; 4 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama, appreciated the University community for braving the weather, uniting and participating in all the activities planned for the day. He noted, ‘University of Nairobi is a home of talents and we want students to excel in not only their academics but also in sports.” He expressed his joy when saw staff members playing.