AAMUSTED Participates in Maiden Minor GUSA Championship in Wa

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The Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) was one (1) of the seven (7) public universities that participated in the maiden Minor Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Championship at the Simon Diedong Dombo-University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD-UBIDS), Wa in the Upper West Region from May 2-6, 2024. AAMUSTED deployed a well-drilled team of 22 student-athletes and five officials for the Championship.

The other universities were the SDD-UBIDS, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Cape Coast (UCC), University of Development Studies (UDS), Ghana Telecommunications University College (GTUC), and C. K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Science (CKT-UTAS).

The Minor Championship is GUSA’s effort to promote lesser-known sports in Ghanaian universities. The Wa games, thus, focused on Ampe, Arm Wrestling, and Tug-of-War. GUSA found those three games easy to organise at a relatively cheaper cost and with the potential to win laurels for the nation on the international stage.

The Championship was under the Modified Tug-of-War and Ampe Rules and the Arm-Wrestling Rules of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF). The competition required the contending universities to present ten (10) men (eight (8) players and two (2) reserve players) only for the Tug-of-War, six (6) women (five (5) players and one (1) reserve) for the Ampe; and two (2) women and two (2) men for the Arm-Wrestling.

The SDD-UBIDS Championship, therefore, presented the opportunity for AAMUSTED to do itself proud as the University finished fourth (4th) in the Ampe competition, fifth (5th) in both the Tug-of-War and Men’s Arm-Wrestling, and seventh (7th) in the Women’s Arm-Wrestling competition.