Two hundred and fifty athletes are expected to converge on the campus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi for the 27th edition of the Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) games.
The 16-day event will attract students-athletes from 14 public universities to compete in 12 disciplines.
According to organisers, the Paa Joe Parkin the region will be the main venue for most of the sporting activities including football, volleyball, track and field athletics, javelin etc.
Tennis, table tennis, handball, basketball are some other events athletes would compete for honours in.
Most of the Universities will be fielding some of the Ghana’s tennis players for singles and double games.
Ghana’s tennis top seed, Samuel Agbesi Antwi and Yvonne Bruce-Tagoe, have emerged as some of the high-profile athletes to compete for the host university, KNUST, in tennis.
But they would not have an easy ride as second seed Johnson Acquah and Ashitey Armah make appearance for the UEW team while Benjamin Fumi and Annette Cruikshank also feature for the University of Cape Coast(UCC) side.
That would surely make tennis one of the fiercely contested events at the games, considering the fact that the University of Ghana-Legon (UG) would feature another impressive tennis duo of Ishmael Dowuona and Vanessa Akuaoko and the promising female player in 2022 Precious Nunana Okoh expected to feature for UHAS from Ho.
The organisers have indicated KNUST readiness to host the games, announcing that the major halls of residence were ready to host event that officially commences on Saturday.