The 2019 edition of the varsity games in the campus of the university of Dschang saw UBa’s participating for the 9th consecutive year. Throughout this period, they had much to be looked into. Below are 6points to note about The University of Bamenda;
1) The University of Bamenda boys played their first final in football since 2011. They have always been sent out of the competition either in the group stage or the semi final but this year, they qualified for the first time and eventually won the gold medal in that category.
2)UBa football girls have finished in a similar position since 2016. In Yde II 2016, they were butted in the semi final though they brought home a bronze. Playing at home in 2017, they still managed just a bronze. Maroua 2018 saw the girls finishing at the 4th position after failing to get the traditional bronze. In the Dschang outing, they still lost to the University of Buea at the semi final failing to get a bronze again.
3)UBa has finished at the 10th position for two consecutive years.
In Maroua 2018, Tamba Noela’s lone gold medal ended UBa at the 10th position. This year, they have upgraded the number of golds to two but remained at the same place.
4) UBa’s male handball team were the first team to be butted out of the 2019 medal hopefuls.
After losing their first three matches in Dschang, coach Tia Lucien and his boys were the first to give up in the race for medals in Dschang.
5)Tamba Noela Nick has gotten a gold medal in JUDO for two consecutive years.
In Maroua 2018, Noela got a gold in Judo and a silver in wrestling. This year, she got a gold again for JUDO.
6) UBa football team is the only male football team with a red card.
At their semi final game against the University of Dschang, UBa’s team Captain was sent off with a red card after a butting a player of Dschang University who attempted stopping him from executing a throw. This red card is the only one in the male category of football.
Mangek Promise Ngum and Nji Nelson Chefor