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MMUST Shines at the Captain’s Prize Tournament at Kakamega Sports Club

The Kakamega Sports Club Captain Mr. Rajinder Pape Sembi with a section of the tournament participants after the ward of prizes

 MMUST staff and students exhibited prowess in indoor games held at the Kakamega sports club on 3rd of December 2022. The tournament, which was dubbed the Captain’s Prize Tournament was sponsored by the Kakamega Sports Club Captain Mr. Rajinder Pape Sembi in partnership with East African Breweries Limited (EABL).

The tournament which had a variety of competitions like darts, table tennis, pool table, squash as well as table tennis attracted players from various parts of the country. Among the clubs that participated in the event include Nandi Bears Club, Nyanza Golf Club, Kericho Sports Club, Kisii Sports Club, Eldoret Golf Club, Karen Country Club among other top clubs within the country.

MMUST was represented at the event by a total of 30 students who participated in all indoor games and emerged the best. Participation of MMUST in this tournament is part of strengthening the existing partnership between the University and the club. The partnership deed between MMUST and the Kakamega Sports Club is anchored on sports, conference facilities and career opportunities for students. Currently, MMUST students are involved in various engagements at the club which has given them an opportunity to participate in most of the Kakamega Sports Club activities. The partnership has also given an opportunity to many MMUST students to have their attachments and internships at the club as part of the career development initiatives that the club is undertaking.

MMUST Shines at the Captains Prize Tournament at Kakamega Sports Club2A MMUST student receives a prize after exemplary performance at the tournament

Top three students per sport were awarded with amazing gifts such as gas cooker, electronics as well as various kitchen cutleries. Dennis Ng’eno won the squash category while Amos Too and Peter Macharia won the Table Tennis and Darts respectively. Pool Table was won by the experienced Dr. Jimmy Akhonya of Kakamega Sports Club with the coveted position for the golf tournament going to handicap 24 Dr. Scarlet Muhadia.

Speaking during the closing ceremony of the week-long tournament, Mr. Pape Sembi encouraged the students and the University to make good use of the facility which he said is one of its own kind in the region. MMUST was represented by the Director for International and Academic Linkages, Dr. Catherine Aura who also doubled up as the Chairman of Kakamega Sports Club.

By Wilberforce Shiundu 

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