WINDHOEK - The Tertiary Institutes Sports Association of Namibia (TISAN) is to host the six-day 2012 Confederation of Universities and Colleges of Southern Africa (CUCSA) Zone VI Games, starting in Windhoek on Sunday.
Teams for the 16th edition of the SADC students’ games already arrived in Windhoek yesterday with the opening ceremony slated for the Independence Stadium on Sunday at 13h00.
The highlight during the opening ceremony will be the football match between hosts Namibia against either Malawi or Zimbabwe (depending on the teams’ arrival) at 16h00. Entrance to all the games is free.
Out of the ten CUCSA affiliates, only seven nations have confirmed participation namely hosts Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho who will all take part in athletics, netball, football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, tennis and chess in both the male and female categories with the exception of netball.
Southern African powerhouse South Africa alongside Swaziland and Mozambique will be notable absentees. The University of Namibia (Unam) hostels will serve as the Games Village, while matches will be played at the SKW, Independence, Unam Main Campus, Central Tennis Courts, DTS, Namibian Police Academy, as well as the Unam Khomasdal Campus stadiums and courts.
Namibia finished runner-up to South Africa in the last edition of the biennual games in 2010 and could move up a notch higher this time in the absence of defending champions South Africa. The multi-sport CUCSA Games are held every two years by one of the ten member nations.
Updates, results and pictures will be made available throughout the duration of the games by the press office. For Media enquiries contact Dan Kamati 08121 24 376 or firstname.lastname@example.org