The East Africa Games brings together secondary schools’ students from six countries in the region to participate in the championship whose main objective is integration. Inaugurated in 2002, the FEASSSA championship is the largest and most popular schools’ games in the East African Region. The games are coordinated by the Federation of East Africa secondary schools Sports Associations, FEASSSA, secretariat. The countries that feature in the FEASSSA games include: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
Participants compete in such disciplines as: Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Netball, Rugby 15’s, Rugby 7’s, Hockey, Badminton, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Swimming and Athletics. The annual championship, which goes down in the month of August, is rotational among the East Africa Countries.
File photo- Kenya’s soccer queens, Kwale, walk into the field for one of their matches during this year’s FEASSSA games in Musanze, Rwanda. Kwale defeated Uganda’s Kawempe to lift the FEASSSA trophy.
Here is a list of previous FEASSSA Games’ hosts:
- 2002: Kenya (Nairobi)
- 2003: Uganda (Kampala)
- 2004: Kenya (Mombasa)
- 2005: Uganda (Mbarara)
- 2006: Tanzania (Dar Salaam)
- 2007: Kenya (Kisumu)
- 2008: Rwanda (Kigali)
- 2009: Uganda (Fort Portal)
- 2010: Kenya (Nakuru)
- 2011: Uganda (Mbarara)
- 2012: Burundi (Bujumbura)
- 2013: Uganda (Lira)
- 2014: Tanzania (Dar Salaam)
- 2015: Rwanda (Huye)
- 2016: Kenya (Eldoret)
- 2017: Uganda (Gulu)
- 2018: Rwanda (Musanze)
File Photo: FEASSSA Secretary General, Mr. David Ngugi from Kenya, inspects a volleyball players’ parade before match kick off during this year’s (2018) games in Musanze, Rwanda.
Tanzania (Mwanza) is expected to host the 2019, 18th Edition, of the games.
FEASSSA President, Mr. Justus Mugisha (Right) and Organising Secretary, Chris Mugisha (Left), follow proceedings at Ubworoherane stadium during this year’s (2018) East Africa games in Musanze, Rwanda.
FEASSSA Executive Committee Members.
This is the powerful group steering the FEASSSA games:
- President: Justus Mugisha (Uganda)
- Patron: Chacha C. Mwita (Kenya)
- Vice President in Charge of Administration: Paterne Rwigema (Rwanda)
- Vice President in charge of Technical matters: Kariuki Gekonyo (Kenya)
- Secretary General: David Ngugi (Kenya)
- Assistant Secretary General: George Omondi (Kenya)
- Treasurer: Patrick Okanya (Uganda)
- Organising Secretary: Chris Mugisha (Uganda)
- Publicity Secretary: Vitalis Shija (Tanzania)
- Fr. Innocent Gatete (Rwanda)
- Peter Orero (Kenya)
- Hajji Kitezaala Twahil