Kampala — Ndejje University sports tutor Paul Kayongo believes the hiring of professionals to train students in the various sports disciplines is the biggest reason for his institution's recent dominance of the Inter-university games.
"We believe the way to grow our athletes is by hiring professionals in every field. This is in addition to rewarding outstanding athletes. So the combination of facilitators and facilities at the school have helped us win," he explained.
The Bombo-based institution strolled to their third straight title after winning the 16th edition of the games that concluded at Busoga University yesterday.
Ndejje gathered a total of 23 medals that included 14 gold, six silver and three bronze to move to three titles, nine behind 12-time record champions Makerere.
UCU came second with 18 medals having garnered five gold including three on the final day after one point margin wins over Ndejje and KIU in men and women's basketball respectively.
Hosts Busoga finished 13th with four bronze medals among the 19 universities that took part.
The facilities put in place for the start of the games should however have them in good stead ahead of future competitions.
Still, the headlines will deservedly belong to triumphant Ndejje.
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