TUESDAY, 19 AUGUST – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) contingent comprising 50 athletes are ready to face the challenges in the 3rd Borneo University Students Games (SUKMAB) which will be held in UMS starting 20 to 22 August.
The athletes would be competing against athletes from other Institutions of Higher Learning in Borneo including from Brunei and Kalimantan, Indonesia.
UMS' participation in this game received a boost by the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Ali who urged all athletes to fight till the end to defend UMS’ glory in sports among universities.
“I hope with your determination and enough training, we would be able to collect Gold.
“You are our hope. Don’t waste this opportunity given,” he said. He was speaking at the handing of SUKMAB flag ceremony to the UMS contingent.
He further added that UMS athletes who were competing must maintain their discipline and to uphold the good name of UMS, and take this opportunity to foster good relationship with athletes from other countries.
UMS athletes would be competing in 7 types of sports namely, Futsal, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Sepak Takraw, Ping Pong, Chess and Pentanque. – MA (fl)
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