Arba Minch University 261-member sport squad including officials has departed to participate in the 8th Ethiopian University’s Sport Festival being hosted by Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU) from 31st January to 15th February, 2015. AMU team will participate in 12 sporting disciplines i.e. soccer, basket, volley, handball ball, TT, chess, badminton, taekwondo, swimming, gymnastics, athletics and para-olympic, Arba Minch University Sport Academy’s Director, Dr Chombe informed.
AMU Registrar and the coordinator of AMU squad, Dr Belete Yilma, on optimistic note said, ‘‘We have put in all-out efforts to train our players and we are confident to put up brilliant show at the event.’’
ASTU is hosting the 8th Sports Fest under the theme - ‘Sport for our unity in diversity.’ As per the available information, opening ceremony will take place at the university stadium on 31stJanuary, 2015, wherein top-level government officials will grace the event.
Soon after the opening speech, there will be a soccer match. And all sporting events will be held at ASTU Stadium, Abebe Bikila Stadium and some at different venues at government and private institutions.
Corporate Communication Directorate will keep everyone posted about the day-today’s happenings at the ongoing Sport Festival.

(By Corporate Communication Directorate: Philips Joseph)